Michigan Carrot Growers Vote To Keep Promotion Program

Michigan’s carrot producers have decided to keep paying to promote their product for five more years.

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The Ag Marketing Resource Center says Michigan grew 17% of the nation’s processing carrots and 3% of its fresh carrots last year.

Michigan Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Jennifer Holton said Tuesday the vote was very light — four votes were cast and all were in favor. Voting on the Carrot Industry Development Program was held June 8-26.

The program charges carrot growers 1.5 cents per master pack of fresh carrots and 30 cents per ton of processing carrots.