Barley, corn and sunflower growers in Ward County are encouraged to vote in the elections of a county representative to each of the three commodity boards on Jan. 18.
The elections will be held at 1 p.m. at the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 S in Minot. Elections will be conducted under the supervision of Paige Brummund, Ward County Extension agent.
The North Dakota Barley Council was created in 1983 by legislative enactment to facilitate the production, development, marketing and promotion of barley.
Each person, landlord, tenant, husband and/or wife who planted barley in 2021 or intends to plant barley in 2022 and who has not claimed any barley tax refund within the past year (except for duplicate payments), is eligible to vote and can be a candidate.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council was created in 1991 by legislative enactment to facilitate the production, development, marketing and promotion of corn. A voting corn producer is anyone who plants or causes to be planted a corn crop in which the person has an ownership interest, with the intent that upon maturity the crop will be harvested in the next available or immediately preceding growing season. Producers must reside in the county and have not requested a corn refund during the preceding year.
The Oilseed Council was created by legislative enactment to facilitate the production, development, marketing and promotion of sunflower, safflower, rapeseed or canola, flax and crambe. Each person, landlord, tenant, husband and/or wife, who planted sunflowers in 2021 or intends to plant sunflowers in 2022 and is a participating producer who resides in Ward County, if present in person, is entitled to vote and is eligible to be a candidate.
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