Georgia Blueberry Growers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Blueberry 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% of the eligible ballots returned voted yes. The balloting period for the market order was conducted from March 1st to March 30th.
The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Blueberries utilizes funds for blueberry research, education and promotional projects. The Commodity Commission for Blueberries was established in 2008 by the Georgia State Legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia blueberry growers, with a majority of the funds committed to research projects on fertility, variety evaluation, insects, disease management and weed control.
About the GDA:The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce.For more information, visit us at:www.agr.georgia.gov.