Apr 10, 2018Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment
Georgia blueberry growers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of five dollars per ton of marketed blueberries for an additional three years.
According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 89.74 percent of the eligible ballots returned voted yes. The balloting period for the market order was conducted from March 1 to March 30.
The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Blueberries utilizes funds for blueberry research, education and promotional projects.
The Commodity Commission for Blueberries was established in 2008 by the Georgia State Legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia blueberry growers, with a majority of the funds committed to research projects on fertility, variety evaluation, insects, disease management and weed control.