According to the Milk Producers Council, a dairy service organization, CDFA had received 600 ballots as of Dec. 15. That means more than 400 ballots have yet to be cast.
For the QIP to be voted up or down, 51% of eligible producers must vote. For the QIP to be approved, of those voting, 65% of producers voting representing at least 51% of the milk must approve, or 51% of producers representing 65% of the milk must approve.
The dairy cooperatives and dairy service organizations are urging their members to vote to approve the plan.