The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFGVA) is conducting a survey with growers to gather data on expenses incurred in response to COVID-19 from Jan. 1 through June 30. The anonymous survey is designed for GFVGA to gather information to share with officials who will propose legislation aimed at protecting the growers who produce the crops that feed our nation.
“Our aim is to ensure growers receive adequate financial support for COVID-19-related expenses. Your responses at this time need only be good faith estimates of costs related to COVID-19 and your information will only be used to gauge the financial impact of COVID-19 to southeastern fruit and vegetable growers in 2020,” executive director Charles Hall said.
The survey includes generic questions like what state the farmer operates in, how many workers they employ, financial expenses incurred for items like masks, gloves, handwash stations, employee screening, testing kits, disinfecting equipment and chemicals, etc.
Growers who have any questions are asked to contact the GFGVA staff at 706-845-8200.