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Georgia Tobacco Growers Vote to Continue Assessment

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Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Office of Communications


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.


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