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Georgia Tobacco Producers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Tobacco Assessment


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release
Monday, April 17, 2017
Office of Communications

Georgia Tobacco Producers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Tobacco Assessment

Georgia tobacco producers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of fifty cents per hundredweight of tobacco for an additional three years—90.6% 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 Tobacco utilizes funds received for tobacco research, education and promotion projects. The Commodity Commission for Tobacco was established in 1962 by the Georgia State legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia tobacco producers, with the majority of the funds committed to research projects on: sucker control, nematode, disease, variety trials and fertility projects, as well as tobacco extension programs.


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