North Carolina Dairy Referendum

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Dairy farmers in Mecklenburg County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The Referendum is on the question of continuing the 10¢ assignment to dairy promotion programs in North Carolina already allowed under the National Checkoff for milk advertising and promotion. With a favorable vote in the Referendum, the 10¢ per cwt. will continue to fund dairy promotion activities in North Carolina. Without a favorable vote, all funds generated by the checkoff will go to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, leaving no local promotion money in North Carolina.

Dairy farmers in Mecklenburg County should check with the County Extension Office at 704-336-2082 if they have questions or call Elizabeth Moretz with the American Dairy Association of North Carolina at 828.406.9482. Voting in Mecklenburg County will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the County Extension Office, 1418 Armory Drive in Charlotte.