WSR 01-10-089

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 1, 2001, 11:59 a.m. ]


OFFICIAL NOTICE ON REFERENDUM TO CHANGE REPRESENTATION ON THE ASPARAGUS

COMMISSION IN DISTRICT 2 AND DISTRICT 3


Pursuant to chapter 15.65 RCW, I, Jim Jesernig, Director of Agriculture for the State of Washington, hereby give notice that a referendum of asparagus producers was conducted on the following matter:


Shall District 2's representation (Adam, Franklin and Grant Counties) be increased from two to three positions; and District 3's representation (Columbia and Walla Walla Counties) be decreased from two to one position on the Washington Asparagus Commission?


The referendum, as certified on April 24, 2001, was approved by 93 percent of the asparagus producers with 94 percent of the production of those voting. A total of 34 percent of the eligible producers voted in the referendum.


The Washington Asparagus Commission requested the change in representation to reflect a change in production of asparagus in Districts 2 and 3.


Dated this 26th day of April 2001.

James M. Jesernig

Director of Agriculture

Washington State Code Reviser's Office