(April 24) Kiwifruit growers in California will vote from May 15-30 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years. To be eligible to vote, growers must have grown kiwifruit within the production area from Aug. 1 through April 30.

The marketing order could be terminated if less than a majority of growers, by number and volume, favor continuance.

Eligible growers who have not received ballots may request them by calling 559-487-5901 or e-mailing kurt.kimmel@usda.gov.