Peach Growers to Receive Clarfication on Assessment

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Some growers who received the peach assessment reporting form earlier this December were understandably confused. The form seemed to indicate that assessment reporting – and payment – was due monthly, and there were other confusing elements to the form. NCDA handles assessment reporting for a number of different commodities, and the format was more in line with what some other groups receive. However, NCDA is in the process of modifying the form to fit the needs of the peach industry, and will send the revised assessment form to growers by the end of the December. If growers already reported and paid with the first form, there is no need to re-submit. However, for those who hesitated to report because of uncertainty on what was required, the new form should answer those questions. The assessment funds will support research and marketing to grow and improve the peach industry across the state.