Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Applauds Efforts to Assist Farmers Affected by Tariffs

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is applauding action taken by the Trump Administration to assist farmers who have been hurt by recent trade disputes. “We look forward to learning more regarding the assistance announced today,” Commissioner Black said. “We believe this is a good short-term solution for our farmers who have long-suffered from unfair trade practices from many of our …


Georgia Ag Commissioner Applauds Injunction Blocking Enforcement of ‘WOTUS’ Rule

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is applauding action recently taken by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia to grant a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the burdensome Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “This rule was a blatant overreach of the federal government,” Commissioner Black said. “We are pleased that the courts clearly saw the irreparable …

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2018 Georgia Grown Farm to School Program Selections

Dan Education, Georgia

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is pleased to announce the latest schools selected to participate in Georgia Grown’s farm to school programs, including the Feed My School for a Week program, the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program and schools receiving System of Distinction awards. Commissioner Black believes that the schools selected are the driving force of Georgia’s farm to …

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Cotton Commodity Commission Accepting Nominations for Board Member Positions

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for cotton will accept nominations to fill two board positions. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be an active Georgia cotton producer. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or replaced by the Ex Officio committee during appointments. Nominations may be made by filling out a Nominee Information Form found at and sending it to: Georgia …


GDA Food Safety Division Statement on Romaine Lettuce

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Industry News Release

“The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Food Safety Division is actively working with state and federal partners on this ongoing investigation, including the Georgia Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The GDA agrees with the recommendation issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA, which encourages consumers to follow …


State Ag Officials Meet with Cabinet Officials on Infrastructure, Technology

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative, Technology

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black joined other members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) at the White House for the White House Conference on Rural Prosperity where Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and other …