GA tobacco growers vote to continue assessment
By: Georgia Department of Agriculture press release
4/19/2017 11:24:15 AM
Georgia tobacco producers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of 50 cents per hundredweight of tobacco they pay at the time of sale for an additional three years-90.6 percent of the eligible ballots returned were marked yes. The balloting period for the market order was March 1-30.
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Tobacco utilizes funds received for tobacco research, education and promotion projects. The commission was established in 1962 by the Georgia Legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia tobacco growers. The majority of the funds are committed to research projects on control of suckers, nematodes and disease, variety trials and fertility projects, as well as tobacco Extension programs.
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