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Tax break could boost GA's largest industry

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia farmers can take advantage of a new tax break designed to boost the state's largest industry.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is encouraging farmers to sign up for it. Black spoke at a farmer's appreciation dinner in Sylvester Thursday night.

He's also promoting GATE, The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption. It offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on equipment and other items used to produce their goods.

"It keeps us competitive as a state because these types of advantages are available at bordering states, so I think it's good for sight of the general assembly and we appreciate their confidence in the department for letting us administer these cards for the farmers in the state of Georgia," said Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.

The exemption goes into effect January 1st. It costs $20 to apply online or 25 applications that are mailed in. Learn how to apply by clicking here.

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