Minnesota Potato Referendum Passes

Increases checkoff fees in Area I

Published online: Apr 08, 2015
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Area I potato growers voted to pass a referendum increasing its checkoff fee. The council requested an increase from $0.03 to $0.05 per cwt. The increase pertains only to growers in Area I, located in northwestern Minnesota.

Through an automatic checkoff program, farmers pay a percentage of their sale proceeds to their commodity council. Commodity councils use these funds to pay for promotion, communication and research activities aimed at increasing profitability for growers.

Source: Farm & Ranch Guide