Gov. Perdue is suspending fuel taxes on dyed fuel used by farmers and timber harvesters:
Perdue made the announcement in Macon, where he was signing agricultural legislation into law.
“Our farmers have borne the brunt of this multi-year drought and now face record fuel prices during planting season. Suspending this tax will bring needed relief to our state’s largest industry,” said Perdue, who owns a Houston County agribusiness company.
The Georgia House and Senate, as well as the Georgia Farm Bureau, had asked Perdue to consider suspending the tax, a move that will save farmers and timber industry officials $2 million to $4 million.
The suspension will continue in effect at least until the General Assembly meets again in January.
This is probably a good idea, especially with rising food prices.
Since no tax breaks appear to be coming my way I think I’ll save that “save $.80 per gallon” my spam blocker caught this morning.