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Public Hearing: Apple Marketing Program Continuation Hearing
Start: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
End: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pursuant to Chapter 119 and Section 924.12(B) of the Ohio Revised Code and 901:4-5-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code, Dorothy Pelanda, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture will conduct a public hearing for continuance of the Ohio Apple Marketing Program. 

Director Pelanda is soliciting testimony to determine whether the Ohio Apple Marketing Program should continue or if it should be submitted to producers for referendum. A continuance hearing has been scheduled for:

October 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
The hearing will be held telephonically.
Call 614-721-2972, enter 150 308 082#
Once admitted to the call, state your name.  The moderator will lead you through the public comment process.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.  Any person affected by the marketing program may appear and be heard in person, by his attorney, or both, may present his position, arguments, or contentions, orally or in writing, offer and examine witnesses, and present evidence tending to show that the marketing program, if continued, will be unreasonable or unlawful.

Any person who wishes to present his position, arguments, or contentions in writing, other than at the public hearing, may do so by mailing written comments to any of the following: Ohio Department of Agriculture, c/o Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio  43068; emailing comments to ecomments@agri.ohio.gov; or by facsimile to (614) 995-4585. Written comments sent by mail shall be postmarked no later than the day of the hearing.  Written comments transmitted by facsimile shall be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.