Details for Referendum 4/9/2020

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L535 LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to the provisions of Act #108, approve July 3, 1957, and Act # 79-331, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Inc., has been certified by the alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries as the authorized association to conduct a referendum among the peanut producers in the State of Alabama to determine whether or not an assessment at the rate of twelve and one-half cents ($.125) per one hundred pounds shall be collected on all peanuts marketed in Alabama. Notice is hereby given that the Association has determined that the referendum will be held on April 9, 2020, during established office hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. That all persons engaged in the production of peanuts for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019 shall be eligible to vote. To obtain a list of the 2020 polling places, growers can contact the Alabama Peanut Producers Association office at 334-792-6482, any APPA Board member of visit the association website at www.alpeanuts.com. That in the event the referendum is carried by a majority of those voting, then the assessment will be collected upon an order of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries to all persons, firms and corporations engaged in the business of purchasing peanuts in this state by deduction the aforementioned assessment from the purchase price of peanuts. That the proceeds from the funds derived from the assessment will be administered by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Inc. That the funds shall be used for the purpose of financing or contributing toward the financing of programs in research, education, promotion and other methods designed to increase the consumption of peanuts and peanut products, as well as the general well-being of the peanut producers.

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