VICTORIA’S peak grain lobby group has decided it will not exercise standing proxy votes it holds on behalf of grain producers in the upcoming GrainGrowers annual general meeting election.
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Grains Group is instead encouraging all growers to judge the merits of each candidate standing for a GGL board position and vote.
“The VFF Grains Council has decided not to exercise proxy votes it holds on behalf of growers in the upcoming GrainGrowers annual general meeting,” VFF Grains vice-president Ross Johns said.
“I’m aware that GrainGrowers has recently mailed out voting forms for its upcoming annual meeting and director elections, and as a result we considered we should advise all producers of our intent not to exercise any remaining proxy votes that VFF Grains may hold.
“Instead we encourage all grain producers to review the director candidate profiles, review any other proposed resolutions, and exercise their right to vote.”
The GrainGrowers AGM is scheduled for September 27.