VISALIA — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) officially mailed continuation referendum ballots, on March 30, asking CITRUS growers to vote on continuing the work of the Citrus Research Board (CRB) for the next five years. Voting is underway and growers have a 30-day period to vote, making all ballots due April 29. 

“We urge all citrus growers to vote when they receive their ballots from the CDFA and return them in the provided, postage-paid envelopes,” said CRB President Gary Schulz.

For questions regarding the referendum voting, contact Kacie Fritz of CDFA at (916) 900-5018. For questions regarding the operations of the CRB, contact Schulz at 738-0246.

The CRB administers the California Citrus Research Program, the grower-funded and grower-directed program established in 1968 under the California Marketing Act as the mechanism enabling the State’s citrus producers to sponsor and support needed research. 

More information about the Citrus Research Board may be found at

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