Georgia dairy farmers voted in balloting held May 1 through May 30, to continue the one cent assessment per hundred pounds of milk to support the Georgia milk producers. The vote was 100% for continuation with over 40% of the farmers returning ballots. This assessment is in addition to the checkoff that is part of the Federal Milk Program which allows ten cents per hundred to be sent to the Georgia Milk Commission.
The money for Georgia milk producers allows for operation, education, and promotion conducted by the Georgia milk producers. Georgia milk producers also support dairy farmers in Georgia with education programs such as the annual Georgia Dairy Conference held each January in Savannah, GA.
Georgia is twenty third in the nation in total dairy production and last month surpassed Florida in fluid milk production. The Georgia farmer is committed to producing high quality fluid milk and quality care and nutrition for their cattle.