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Offering Produce Safety On-Farm Readiness Reviews in Georgia

Dan General, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program continues to help produce farmers across the state with regulatory requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator Maggie Brown says the department is still offering on-farm readiness reviews and will soon have more training classes.

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Vidalia® Onions Have Arrived

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Georgia’s official state vegetable is officially in season, beloved Vidalia® onions can now be found in grocery stores around the world. Grown only from Georgia soil, the Vidalia® onion is available for a limited time. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black released the following statement about the world-renowned onion:  “The sweetest onions on earth are certainly living up to their reputation this year.  Thanks …

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Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule

Dan Education, Fruits, Georgia, Industry News Release, Vegetables

This one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on …

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Georgia Offering Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Dan Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is offering Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for compliance with the federal produce safety rule. Brandon Sauceda, with the Georgia Department of Agriculture Farm Safety Program, says the training informs growers and the consuming public of new federal produce safety rules in Georgia. Georgia Offering Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black on Rural Prosperity Task Force Report

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black issued the following statement: “Our agricultural and rural communities have always been the backbone of our state and national economy and I applaud Secretary Perdue and the efforts of the Rural Prosperity Task Force that demonstrate a renewed emphasis on rural areas and agriculture production.  President Trump has in just one year already publicly …

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Georgia Offering Temporary Sheltering Facilities for Evacuated Livestock

Dan Equine, Georgia, Industry News Release

With Hurricane Irma inching closer to Florida, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has been working with all of their state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of not only Georgia citizens and their animals, but also their Florida neighbors fleeing the storm. GDA has temporarily suspended Animal Interstate Movement Health Requirements for entry into Georgia …

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Georgia Department of Agriculture Responding to Threat of Hurricane Irma

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

With expectations of the extremely powerful Hurricane Irma to impact south Florida this weekend, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working with all of our state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of Georgia citizens, their animals and our Florida neighbors fleeing the storm.    To assist those evacuating with animals, GDA has temporarily suspended …

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2017 Georgia Grown Test Kitchen Schools

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has announced the latest schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program. This is the fourth year of the program, which promotes local and healthy eating in schools across the state by supplying school nutrition directors with healthy recipes using Georgia Grown commodities. This year’s additions are:  Glascock Consolidated …