The final results of the vote on the pork checkoff referendum should be announced by the end of December, according to USDA.

The actual vote count is Nov. 29 at FSA offices throughout the U.S. County FSA offices will tally the results and send a report to the state FSA office on Dec. 1. The state FSA office reviews the count for accuracy and submits a report to USDA on Dec. 8. A simple majority will decide the outcome.