Michigan Blueberry Growers To Consider Possibility of Research, Education Program
Blueberry growers in the state will discuss the possibility of creating a research and education program to support their industry.
A referendum has been scheduled for January and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will oversee it.
Public hearings were conducted last month.
A committee of seven blueberry producers appointed Governor Rick Snyder to oversee the program, which would be funded by assessments on blueberries grown right here in Michigan.
The proposal calls for a maximum of up to three-tenths of a cent per pound of blueberries sold.
The program must receive more than 50 percent of support to be approved.