Apple growers to vote on assessment
North Carolina apple growers will vote Tuesday, June 27, in a referendum conducted by the N.C. Apple Growers Association regarding assessments for apples sold to first purchasers in the state.
The method and amount of assessment being considered will remain as it has been in the past. Individuals may belong to multiple categories and are responsible to each where applicable. Under the referendum, packers will pay 5 cents per pack bushel, processors will pay 5 cents per hundred weight, roadside markets $100 per year and growers 5 cents per hundred weight.
Funds from the assessment will be used to promote marketing, research, use and sale of North Carolina apples. N.C. State University will collect and tabulate the votes. Voting will take place at county extension offices during regular business hours in counties where commercial apple growing occurs.