Earlier this year, Georgia apple producers voted to continue the Georgia Apple Commission Marketing Order for an additional three years. The new marketing order will allow the assessment rate to be changed from the current two cents per marketed bushel to a range of two to four cents per marketed bushel. The final rate will be established by the five members of the Georgia Apple Commission prior to each season and will become effective upon notification to the applicable producers.
Established by the General Assembly in 1962, the Georgia Apple Commission is one of the oldest Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions in the state. Funds collected by the Georgia Apple Commission are used for education, promotion, and research on topics or areas pertaining to apples. The continuation of Marketing Orders is voted on every three years.