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A vote that will decide whether frozen mangoes should be included in National Mango Board programs has been delayed for more than a month.

The voting will now be from May 13 through June 3, according to a news release. It was previously scheduled March 25 through April 12.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the referendum. First handlers and importers of 500,000 pounds or more of fresh whole mangoes in calendar year 2017 are eligible to vote, as well as importers who handled 200,000 pounds or more of frozen mangoes during the same time.

The USDA will mail ballots to eligible voters. For more information on voting, see mango.org/vote. For questions, contact USDA marketing specialist Jeanette Palmer at 202-720-9915 or [email protected]

The proposed amendment to the Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order is available at the Federal Register website.

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