Every three years, pursuant to law, Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to vote to continue the $1 per bale assessment that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s programs of research, promotion and education. The 2022 referendum period was February 14 through March 16. The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently recorded the votes, and the result shows 93.8% of voters favored the continuation.
Bart Davis, Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman and cotton grower of Doerun, said, “I am pleased that growers voted to continue the program, and that the yes margin increased from 2019.” He also stated that Georgia cotton farmers have faced some challenging times over the recent years and that the Georgia Cotton Commission would continue to make every effort to find solutions, educate policy makers and effectively promote cotton to the consumer on behalf of the cotton growers of the state.
The Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. The Commission began in 1965. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment enabling the Commission to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information about this and other topics please call 478-988-4235 or visit us on the web at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.