In April 2015, Florida peach growers petitioned to enact a Florida peach marketing order to cover all peaches produced in the state south and east of the Suwannee River. The state marketing order would establish an assessment based on pounds marketed by first handlers to help support marketing and research that would benefit all growers.
Members of your industry have worked together to create the marketing order. The proposed order recommends an assessment of two cents per pound of peaches marketed through first handlers and designates the Florida Peach Advisory Council to administer the funds.
Your ballot is attached here. You are encouraged to vote for (YES), or against (NO), the Florida Peach Marketing Order. Thank you for your interest in securing a viable Florida peach industry.