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Georgia Vegetable Growers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Vegetable Assessment

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April 5, 2018

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Georgia Vegetable Growers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Vegetable Assessment

Georgia vegetable growers overwhelming voted to extend their current marketing assessment for an additional three years.  The assessment of one cent per marketing unit applies to all producers with over 50 acres of any or all the following crops; green beans, bell pepper, specialty pepper, carrots, broccoli, beets, eggplant, cabbage, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, cucumbers, greens, squash and tomato.  The balloting period for the market order was conducted from February 1 through March 2, with 92.5% of the eligible ballots returning a yes vote.

The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Vegetables utilizes funds for vegetable research, education and promotional projects. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Vegetables was established by the Georgia State Legislature in 2006 and has continued to support important projects for Georgia vegetable growers, with the majority of the funds committed to research projects on whiteflies, fumigants, insects, disease management and weed control.

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Julie.McPeake@agr.georgia.gov

 

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