There are many organizations to which farmers pay levy dollars, but elections are relatively rare. The directors for commissions and boards are often acclaimed. This year, there is an election underway. Five candidates are running for three positions with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. As pulse producers, we should have all received biographical information and a ballot in the mail. The five candidates are Donald Beskorwayne, who operates a mixed farm northeast of Prince Albert; Vicki Dutton, a producer from Payton who is also involved with the processing company Western Grain; Roger Elchuk, a producer from the Shipman area; Dan Flynn, a producer from near Beechy; and Murray Purcell, a producer from Pike Lake who is completing a three year term as a director. Sask Pulse Growers has played a major role in the development of peas and lentils in this province. Each year, the organization collects millions of dollars in levies from the sale of pulse crops and that money is used for research, market development and communications. It only takes a few minutes to read through the biographies and mark your choices. Ballots must be received by the Returning Officer by December 2. I’m Kevin Hursh.