Pear growers vote

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of a pear producer referendum in Oregon and Washington on proposed amendments to their marketing order program.

The results of the vote showed that growers favored a proposed amendment, jointly submitted by the Winter Pear Control Committee and the Northwest Fresh Bartlett Marketing Committee, to combine the two marketing orders for winter pears (Federal Marketing Order 927) and summer/fall varieties (Federal Marketing Order 931) into one.