By Tom Burfield, Red Book Credit Services

Florida avocado growers will vote Sept. 22 through Oct. 6 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To be eligible to vote, growers must have produced avocados within the designated production area from April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. Eligible growers not receiving ballots may request them from Christian Nissen at (863) 324-3375.