California grape growers have voted to continue the California Table Grape Commission for another five years.

More than 82% of growers who voted chose to continue the Fresno-based commission, according to a commission news release.

Those growers represent about 70% of the state’s fresh-market grape volume.

About 51% of eligible growers, representing 81% of the state’s fresh volume, voted in the referendum.

The 2012 vote was the ninth vote to continue the commission, which was created by the California legislature in 1967 to increase demand for fresh California grapes through research, promotion and issues management programs.