Tuesday, March 20, 2012
California / News: Agriculture license plate almost fully grown
But California has one of the highest thresholds for specialty plate production, requiring a minimum of 7500 pre-orders from interested parties before production can begin. The CDFA began this process in earnest as soon as their plate was approved.
Two years later, the CDFA has not yet reached their goal - but now they're reportedly very close, and are making a final push to get over the line by the April 6 deadline set by the state. They also gained some unexpected help from a generous donor who is offering to reimburse prospective buyers' extra registration costs for the first year of the new plate's use.
When it is finally released to the public, the plate will help to fund education and career programs in agriculture-related fields, as well as youth leadership programs.
Sources: Western Farm Press Mar. 2 article, CDFA info page.