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Dairy referendum voting May 18

Dairy farmers in Rowan County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18.

The referendum is on the question of continuing the 10-cent 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 cents 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 Rowan County should check with the County Extension Office at 704-216-8970 if they have questions or call Elizabeth Moretz with the American Dairy Association of North Carolina at 828-406-9482. Voting in Rowan County will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the County Extension Office, 2727A Old Concord Road, Salisbury.

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