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Cranberry growers have voted to continue their federal marketing order program.

The vote, from May 6-28, was 79% in favor of continuing the program, representing 82% of the volume produced by those who cast a vote, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The marketing order covers production research, marketing research, market development and paid advertising, and is grower funded. The program requires a vote on whether to continue it every four years.

According to a news release, the program covers growers in:

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Long Island, N.Y.

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