NC Ag Commissioner Backs Potato Referendum

The North Carolina Potato Association will be holding their mandated six-year referendum this month, with ballots going out on March 15th, with a return date of no later than March 28th.

The self-assessment of the Association, according to NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler will econmpas nine North Carolina counties; Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Currituck, Hyde, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Tyrell and Washington.  Farmers will vote on whether to approve a new six-year assessment program, and the plan must be approved by a two-thirds vote. 

Potato growers currently pay one cent per hundred-weight of potataoes, and the current assessment referendum, if passed, will go through 2017. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.