Results of Soybean Request for Referendum, 51107 [2019-21027]

Download as PDF 51107 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 188 Friday, September 27, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LP–19–0069] Results of Soybean Request for Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The results of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Request for Referendum indicate that too few soybean producers wanted a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order) for one to be conducted. The Request for Referendum was conducted from May 6, 2019, through May 31, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency county offices. To trigger a referendum, 51,501 soybean producers, 10 percent of the total nationwide soybean producers, needed to complete a valid Request for Referendum. The total number of soybean producers participating in the referendum was 794. The number of valid petitions received was 708. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Aswegan, Research and Promotion Division, Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2610–S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 0251; Telephone (515) 201–5190; Fax (202) 720–1125; or email to Sarah.Aswegan@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act) (7 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), every 5 years the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) gives soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Order. If the Secretary determines that at least 10 percent of U.S. producers engaged in growing soybeans (not in excess of one-fifth of which may be jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Sep 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 producers in any one State) support the conduct of a referendum, the Secretary must conduct a referendum within 1 year of that determination. If these requirements are not met, a referendum is not conducted. A notice of opportunity to Request a Soybean Referendum was published in the Federal Register(84 FR 9743) on March 18, 2019. To be eligible to participate in the Request for Referendum, producers or the producer entity that they are authorized to represent must provide supporting documentation showing that they or the producer entity they represent paid an assessment sometime during the representative period between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018. Based on USDA data, there are 515,008 soybean producers in the United States. A total of 794 producers participated in the Request for Referendum. Only 708 valid requests for a referendum were completed by eligible soybean producers. This number does not meet the requisite number of 51,501. Therefore, based on the results, a referendum will not be conducted. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, soybean producers will be provided another opportunity to request a referendum in 5 years. The following are the State-by-State results of the Request for Referendum: Valid ballots State Alabama ................................ Alaska ................................... Arizona .................................. Arkansas ............................... California ............................... Colorado ............................... Connecticut ........................... Delaware ............................... Florida ................................... Georgia ................................. Hawaii ................................... 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Ohio ...................................... Oklahoma ............................. Oregon .................................. Pennsylvania ........................ Rhode Island ........................ South Carolina ...................... South Dakota ........................ Tennessee ............................ Texas .................................... Utah ...................................... Vermont ................................ Virginia .................................. Washington ........................... West Virginia ........................ Wisconsin ............................. Wyoming ............................... 0 0 0 0 1 3 15 117 0 0 8 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 10 0 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6301–6311. Dated: September 20, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–21027 Filed 9–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or 1 0 Areas Restricted by Regulation or 0 Order 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 177 97 94 39 5 0 0 10 0 5 38 5 31 0 17 Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comment from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with no revisions of a currently approved information collection, OMB 0596– 0016), Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order (form FS–7700–40). The Forest Service is also seeking renewal of an associated existing, form FS–7700–48, Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order, and renewal of an associated existing information collection, form FS–7700–41, Non-Federal Commercial Road Use Permit. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LP-19-0069]


Results of Soybean Request for Referendum

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The results of the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) 
Request for Referendum indicate that too few soybean producers wanted a 
referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order) for one 
to be conducted. The Request for Referendum was conducted from May 6, 
2019, through May 31, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 
(USDA) Farm Service Agency county offices. To trigger a referendum, 
51,501 soybean producers, 10 percent of the total nationwide soybean 
producers, needed to complete a valid Request for Referendum. The total 
number of soybean producers participating in the referendum was 794. 
The number of valid petitions received was 708.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Aswegan, Research and Promotion 
Division, Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2610-S, STOP 
0251, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0251; Telephone 
(515) 201-5190; Fax (202) 720-1125; or email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Soybean Promotion, Research, 
and Consumer Information Act (Act) (7 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), every 5 
years the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) gives soybean producers 
the opportunity to request a referendum on the Order. If the Secretary 
determines that at least 10 percent of U.S. producers engaged in 
growing soybeans (not in excess of one-fifth of which may be producers 
in any one State) support the conduct of a referendum, the Secretary 
must conduct a referendum within 1 year of that determination. If these 
requirements are not met, a referendum is not conducted.
    A notice of opportunity to Request a Soybean Referendum was 
published in the Federal Register(84 FR 9743) on March 18, 2019. To be 
eligible to participate in the Request for Referendum, producers or the 
producer entity that they are authorized to represent must provide 
supporting documentation showing that they or the producer entity they 
represent paid an assessment sometime during the representative period 
between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018. Based on USDA data, 
there are 515,008 soybean producers in the United States.
    A total of 794 producers participated in the Request for 
Referendum. Only 708 valid requests for a referendum were completed by 
eligible soybean producers. This number does not meet the requisite 
number of 51,501. Therefore, based on the results, a referendum will 
not be conducted. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, soybean 
producers will be provided another opportunity to request a referendum 
in 5 years.
    The following are the State-by-State results of the Request for 
Referendum:

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                          State                            Valid ballots
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Alabama.................................................               1
Alaska..................................................               0
Arizona.................................................               0
Arkansas................................................               7
California..............................................               0
Colorado................................................               1
Connecticut.............................................               0
Delaware................................................               3
Florida.................................................               0
Georgia.................................................               1
Hawaii..................................................               0
Idaho...................................................               0
Illinois................................................             177
Indiana.................................................              97
Iowa....................................................              94
Kansas..................................................              39
Kentucky................................................               5
Louisiana...............................................               0
Maine...................................................               0
Maryland................................................              10
Massachusetts...........................................               0
Michigan................................................               5
Minnesota...............................................              38
Mississippi.............................................               5
Missouri................................................              31
Montana.................................................               0
Nebraska................................................              17
Nevada..................................................               0
New Hampshire...........................................               0
New Jersey..............................................               0
New Mexico..............................................               0
New York................................................               1
North Carolina..........................................               3
North Dakota............................................              15
Ohio....................................................             117
Oklahoma................................................               0
Oregon..................................................               0
Pennsylvania............................................               8
Rhode Island............................................               0
South Carolina..........................................               0
South Dakota............................................              18
Tennessee...............................................               2
Texas...................................................               0
Utah....................................................               0
Vermont.................................................               0
Virginia................................................               2
Washington..............................................               0
West Virginia...........................................               1
Wisconsin...............................................              10
Wyoming.................................................               0
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    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 6301-6311.

    Dated: September 20, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-21027 Filed 9-26-19; 8:45 am]
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