2019 NC Small Grain Growers Referendum

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If you are a small grains farmer (wheat, oats, barley, triticale, rye) you can vote on August 7 for the Small Grain Assessment Referendum. Caldwell Farmers can vote at the Caldwell Extension Center, 120 Hospital Ave, Suite 1, Lenoir, NC.

The official ballot reads, shall North Carolina growers of small grain (wheat ,rye, oats, barley, rapeseed/canola and grain sorghum) continue to assess themselves an assessment of 1/2 of 1% on the gross dollar amount sales on all small grain produced on their farms for a six-year period–collection of these funds to be collected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and paid to the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association for grower education, research, marketing, administration and enhancing small grain profitable for North Carolina Farmers?

This continuing assessment request, authorized by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Board of Agriculture on August 7, 2019, will be effective January 1, 2020, only if Referendum is passed.

Please circle your choice:

YES  For continuing a state assessment program on small grain.

NO  Against continuing a state assessment program on small grain.

Additional rules about the vote.