Modesto, Calif., (October 19, 2017) – In addition to informational sessions conducted by California Dairies Inc. (CDI), Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Land O’Lakes (LOL), a series of joint dairy producer meetings will be held throughout the state in the next few weeks. The presentations will be brief to allow ample time for questions you may have. This is a producer-only process and 51% of ballots must be returned for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to even consider referendum results. Therefore, producer organizations in the state want you to be aware of the importance of your vote.
- October 16, Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, 1201 L Street, Modesto, 10am
- November 6, Chino, Chino Fairgrounds, 5410 Edison Avenue, Chino, 10:30am
- November 7, Tulare, Heritage Complex, 4450 S. Laspina Ave, Tulare, Conference Dining Room, 10am
- Statewide QIP Referendum: Description of the QIP and main features
- Questions & Answers
Note: The Quota Implementation Plan (QIP) was delivered to the post office for mailing on October 6. The ballot (which is on blue paper) is in a 9X13 white envelope with BALLOT ENCLOSED noted on the envelope. Included in the envelope is a cover letter with instructions, the QIP language, and a postage paid envelope to return the ballot. The close of the referendum is December 4, 2017.
We believe that supporting the QIP is the only path forward to allow fair consideration for a FMMO in CA and are urging you to make an informed decision by attending one of the meetings referenced above prior to casting your vote.
Contact information: California Dairy Campaign, Lynne McBride: firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-385-0217 – Milk Producers Council, Kevin
Abernathy: email@example.com, 209-678-0666 – Western United Dairymen, Anja Raudabaugh: firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-532-9974 – California Dairies, Inc., Rob Vandenheuvel: RVandenheuvel@californiadairies.com, 559-679-5651 – Dairy Farmers of America, Francis Pacheco: email@example.com, 951-493-4942 – Land O’Lakes, Pete Garbani: PRGarbani@landolakes.com, 559-285-6357