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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Leaders in Georgia's agriculture industry are urging farmers to get ready for a pending tax break.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will appear Wednesday at the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon to urge growers to apply for a break exempting them from paying sales tax on the materials needed to grow their goods.

That tax break starts Jan. 1 and is part of a package of tax changes that state lawmakers approved this year.

Before the law passed, Georgia gave farmers inconsistent sales tax breaks on the goods needed to grow crops.

Black will be joined at the news conference by Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval and Rep. Tom McCall, the chairman of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.

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