Five wool levy op­tions of­fered to pro­duc­ers

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

Vot­ing is open for WoolPoll 2018 and el­i­gi­ble wool­grow­ers have un­til Novem­ber 2 to make their vote count.

WoolPoll is a vote by wool­grow­ers to de­ter­mine what per­cent­age of their wool in­come they’d like to con­trib­ute to the fu­ture fund­ing of re­search, de­vel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing for the in­dus­try through Aus­tralian Wool In­no­va­tion over the next three years.

WoolPoll Panel chair and South Aus­tralian mixed farmer Syd­ney Lawrie en­cour­aged wool­grow­ers to vote as soon as they re­ceive their voter in­for­ma­tion kits.

‘‘The kits con­tain­ing the bal­lot pa­pers, vot­ing in­struc­tions and voter in­for­ma­tion mem­o­ran­dum have been sent in the mail,’’ Mr Lawrie said.

‘‘There are five levy rate op­tions for wool­grow­ers to con­sider — 3%, 2.5%, 2%, 1.5% and 0%.’’

You can vote on­line at www.woolpoll.com.au, by post or by fax.

All Aus­tralian wool­grow­ers who have paid wool levies to­talling $100 in the past three fi­nan­cial years are el­i­gi­ble to vote.

At a time when wool prices are on a sus­tained high, Mr Lawrie said it’s never been a more im­por­tant time for grow­ers to have their say on the levy rate.

‘‘It’s your wool, your choice, so please vote,’’ Mr Lawrie said.

To view the WoolPoll video, go to http://www.woolpoll.com.au/panel.html.

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