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B.C. Fruit Growers sow seeds of their future

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(Courtesy B.C. Fruit Growers Association)
On Saturday, the B.C. Fruit Growers Association held leadership elections with high hopes for a better future.

The group elected Jeet Dukhia of Vernon.

The election was required after former president Kirpal Boparai resigned last fall.

The organization, that represents many of the growers in B.C.'s southern interior, has had a tumultuous year with leadership a key issue.

The industry also faces financial challenges and it needs to rebuild and restore its credibility with both growers and the government.

The organization's annual general meeting was held In Penticton on Saturday and Sunday and Scott Trudeau covered it.

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