NC’s Ag Commissioner Encourages Small Grain Growers to Participate in Referendum

The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association is holding a referendum on Wednesday, August 7th to reafirm the .005 assessment on small grains for the next six years.  The number of crops covered in this referendum are higher than in previous referendums, it now covers wheat, rye, oats, barley, reapeseed, canola and grain sorghum. 

NC's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging all small grain producers in the state to participate in the referendum by stopping by their local FSA office during normal business hours on Wednesday, August 7th.  The assessment period would run from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2019. 

The funds support the association's work in grower education, research, marketing and other ways to hlep small grain farmers to be more profitable.

To learn more about the referendum contact the Small Grain Growers Association at 919 809-8657. 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.