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Thursday, June 11, 2020
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Georgia Tobacco Growers Vote to Continue Assessment
ATLANTA- Georgia tobacco growers overwhelmingly voted to continue a fifty cents per hundred pounds of assessment on tobacco grown in Georgia. The assessment, which must be voted on every three years, received 91.67% of votes.
Established in 1962 by the Georgia Legislature, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Tobacco uses assessment funds for research projects and grower education including but not limited to new insect, disease control products as well as variety trials. Advanced research allows Georgia's tobacco farmers to advance efficient ways to produce their tobacco crop.
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 www.agr.georgia.gov.