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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Georgia Pecan Growers Renew Pecan Assessment
ATLANTA- Georgia pecan growers voted to continue an assessment of one cent per pound of pecans by producers with more than 30 acres for an additional three years-83.5% of eligible ballots returned were in favor of the assessment.
The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Pecans, also known as, the Georgia Pecan Commission was established in 1995 by the State Legislature and supports research, education, and promotion of Georgia pecans. Most of the assessment funds are committed to research on disease control, insect management, plant breeding, fertility, production and nutritional benefits; as well as the promotion of pecans both domestic and abroad.
Georgia remains one of the top pecan-producing states in the United States.
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.