Frankfort: A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association have announced.
The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: "Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional $1 per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a program to promote and stimulate by research, market development, and education, the use and sale, domestic and foreign, of bovine animal products?"
The referendum will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at all county extension offices. All cattle producers involved in the marketing or sale of cattle in Kentucky are eligible to vote.
If producers vote in favor of the state check off, it will become effective April 1, 2015.
Producers will be able to get a refund for the assessment within 30 days of the date on which the assessment is collected.
Apple sold 10 million units of iPhone 6, 6 Plus in first weekend
Cupertino, Calif.: Apple sold more than 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as the gadgets debuted this past weekend, the company said Monday.
The sales figures, which mark a new record for Apple, came as little surprise after a weekend in which legions of people in many countries around the globe lined up for hours to buy the new phones. The company bested the 9 million phones it sold last year when the iPhone 5s and 5c debuted.
"Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever."