Docket Number: AMS-SC-18-0104
Dates of Referendum: The referendum will be conducted by mail ballot from April 22 through May 17, 2019. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (Department) will provide the option for ballots to be returned electronically. Further details will be provided in the ballot instructions. Mail ballots must be postmarked by May 17, 2019. Ballots returned via express mail or electronic mail must show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on May 17, 2019 to be counted.
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers and importers of Christmas trees to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) regulations regarding a national Christmas tree research and promotion program.
Patricia Petrella, Deputy Director, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250-0244; telephone: (202) 720-9915, facsimile: (202) 205-2800; or electronic mail: Patricia.Petrella@ams.usda.gov.