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.


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.