California’s fresh grape growers affirmed the continuation of the California Table Grape Commission and its research, issues management and promotional programs for another five-year period. Kathleen Nave, president of the commission, announced the results of the two-month voting period.

Just over 51 percent of the growers eligible to vote, representing 81 percent of the state’s fresh grape volume, voted. Of those voting, over 82 percent of the growers by number and 70 percent by volume voted to continue funding the organization. Nave noted that this is the ninth favorable continuation referendum for the commission.