Georgia Department of Agriculture holding referendums for Corn, Pecan ACCs
Posted on May 03, 2023 at 0:00 AM
The Georgia Department of Agriculture is holding referendums on whether to continue assessments for the agricultural commodity commissions (ACCs) for corn and pecans through May 30. Funds from the assessments (1 cent per bushel for corn; 1 cent per pound for pecans) can only be used for research, education and promotion of the commodities.
Ballots for both referendums were mailed in late April. Ballots must be postmarked by May 30 to be counted. Corn or pecan growers who did not receive ballots should contact Andy Harrison at email@example.com.
Georgia Corn Commission-supported projects since 2020 have included: Monitoring diseases such as Southern Rust and Tar Spot; nutrient management; planter studies on down force micronutrient studies; soil microbiome; breeding projects for aflatoxin and insect resistance; education and promotion.
Georgia Pecan Commission-supported projects since 2020 have included: Research by Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Extension pecan specialist and Dr. Patrick Connor, UGA pecan breeder; disease and insect management; heart health benefits; education and promotion.