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Georgia Pecan Growers to Vote on Assessment Renewal

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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 17, 2020
Office of Communications
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Georgia Pecan Growers to Vote on Assessment Renewal

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia pecan growers of 30 acres or more will vote in May on the renewal of a one-cent per pound assessment on pecans for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Pecans.

Pursuant Georgia law, producers are required to vote every three years to renew the assessment. Voting takes place May 1-30, and all ballots must be postmarked by May 30. Additionally, the back of the return envelope must be completed for the ballot to be valid.

The commodity commission utilizes assessment funds for research, education, and promotion of Georgia pecans. Among the research funded is support for a University of Georgia (UGA) pecan specialist and breeder whose research includes disease and insect management as well as health benefits of pecans. Additionally, funding is to help promote Georgia pecans in domestic and international markets.

Growers of 30 or more acres who have not received a ballot should contact Andy Harrison, at andy.harrison@agr.georgia.gov.

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