Small-grain growers approve assessment

By on August 20, 2013

Photo of wheat harvestNorth Carolina’s small-grain farmers have extended the assessment on the following crops: wheat, oats, rye, barley, rapeseed, canola and grain sorghum. Ninety-six percent of voting farmers approved the assessment in a referendum Aug. 7.

The assessment period will run from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2019. The assessment amount of half of 1 percent on sales of the seven small grains. Monies are collected at first-market elevators and sent to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for deposit into the N.C. Small Grain Growers Association’s bank account. The funds are managed by the association’s board of directors.

For more information, contact Dan Weathington, executive director of the association, at 919-809-8657 or danweathington@gmail.com.

The assessment supports the association’s work to provide education, research, promotion and marketing for small-grain farmers in North Carolina. Since 1986, the association has worked closely with N.C. State University, NCDA&CS, farm organizations to improve yields and profitability.

— Information from N.C. Small Grain Growers Association

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