Corn Growers Association of North Carolina to have referendum

The Corn Growers Association of North Carolina will conduct a referendum for the assessment of corn sold to first purchasers in North Carolina on March 14.

Voting will take place at the County Extension office at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A second polling place is at Nutrien in Norwood.

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

If the association realizes an increase in funds they will be applied to an endowed chair position at NC State University for the Extension Cropping Specialist-Corn position.

This endowment will ensure the position will be filled with qualified candidates in perpetuity. Additionally, any increase in revenue will cover the increased cost of conducting research which benefits all North Carolina corn producers.

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

The Corn Growers Association of North Carolina is governed by an all-volunteer board of farmers and industry representatives.
Contact Molly Alexi, Stanly County Extension director, at 704-983-3987.