Texas grain producers can vote December 5 through December 9, 2016 for a producer referendum that, if approved, would create a refundable assessment of two tenths percent of the gross sales price of the grain in Texas. The assessment would be collected at the "first point" of sale grain buyer in Texas.
Eligible produers can vote at any Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county office during each office's regular business hours.
If passed, the funds would be collected at the "first point of sale" grain buyer when producers sell their grain, and remit to the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. The rules adopted by the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board set an assessment of two tenths percent of the gross sales price of the grain.
Any grain producer regardless of age who has sold grain in Texas anytime between December 5, 2013, and December 5, 2016, is eligible to vote. Each producer may only vote once. Youth younger than 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian co-sign the ballot. For more information, including voting locations and hours, visit www.texasagriculture.gov or the Runnels County Extension Office at (325) 365-5042