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Scotland County Center OfflineEventAttendanceMode 231 E Cronly St, Laurinburg, NC 28352, USA 231 E Cronly St, Laurinburg, NC 28352, USA NC State Extension 2 months ago

The Corn Growers Association of North Carolina will beconducting a referendum for the assessment of corn sold to first purchasers inNorth Carolina on March 14, 2023.

Voting will take place at County Extension offices duringregular business hours. 

The current assessment is 1.25 cents per bushel, and theAssociation is proposing to change the assessment to .30% of settlement.  This will bring the Association’s assessmentin line with other row crop assessments across North Carolina. 

If the Association realizes an increase in funds they willbe applied to an endowed chair position at NC State University for theExtension Cropping Specialist-Corn position. This endowment will ensure the position will be filled with the highestqualified candidates in perpetuity. Additionally, any increase in revenue will cover the increased cost ofconducting research which benefits all North Carolina corn producers. 

The votes will collected and tabulated by NC StateUniversity and results published by North Carolina Department of Agriculture& Consumer Services.

The Corn Growers Association of North Carolina is governedby an all-volunteer board of farmers and industry representatives.  The Association is committed to promotingproduction agriculture, funding research that benefits corn growers across thestate, and representing all the state’s farmers nationally and internationally.  

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