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Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment

Georgia blueberry growers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of five dollars per ton of marketed blueberries for an additional three years—89.74 percent of the eligible ballots returned voted yes. The balloting period for the market order was conducted March 1-30.

The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Blueberries utilizes funds for blueberry research, education and promotional projects. The Blueberry Commission was established in 2008 by the Georgia legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia blueberry growers, with the majority of the funds committed to research projects on fertility, variety evaluation, insects, disease management and weed control.