(APPA) — The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) has been certified by the Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries as the authorized association to conduct a referendum among the peanut producers in the State of Alabama to determine whether or not an assessment shall be collected on all peanuts marketed in Alabama.
Notice is hereby given that the referendum will be held on April 9, 2020, during the established office hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All persons engaged in the production of peanuts for the years 2017, 2018 or 2019 shall be eligible to vote.
The polling locations in each county that produces or processes peanuts have been secured and are listed here: 2020 Referendum Polling Locations
In the event the referendum is carried by a majority of those voting, the assessment will be collected upon an order of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries to all persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of purchasing peanuts in this state by deducting from the purchase price of peanuts at the rate of twelve and one-half cents ($.125) per one hundred pounds of peanuts sold.
The proceeds from the funds derived from the assessment will be administered by the APPA and used for the purpose of contributing toward the financing of programs in research, education, promotion and other methods designed to increase the consumption of peanuts and peanut products, as well as the general well-being of the peanut producers.
If you have questions, please contact Jacob Davis, APPA Executive Director, at 334-792-6482 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Alabama Peanut Producers Association