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Georgia Corn Growers Overwhelmingly Approve to Continue Assessment on Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Georgia corn growersGeorgia corn growers voted their overwhelming support of continuation of the assessment of one cent per bushel of corn for the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn.  The voting for the market order was conducted from March 15 to April 14 and was reaffirmed by a 93.5% favorable vote.

The market order for corn requires vote by producers every three years for continuation. Funds received by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn are used for research, education and promotion projects for corn.

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn was established in 1995 by the Georgia State Legislature and has continued to support important projects for Georgia corn growers in the areas of fertility, insects, diseases, hybrid evaluation, hybrid development, aflatoxin research, extension and education on production practices.   Corn grown in Georgia is utilized in Georgia to manufacture ethanol for fuel and as a feed ingredient for poultry and other animals.  Corn is an important crop for rotation with the other row crops grown in Georgia, such as cotton and peanuts.

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