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Gary Black Launches Senate Campaign

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Asks GOP Convention: “Are You Satisfied or Sickened by Liberal Agenda of Inflation, High Gas Prices, Erosion of Constitution?” JEKYLL ISLAND, GA – Gary Black, GA’s Agriculture Commissioner who received more votes than any candidate for U.S. Senate or Governor in 2018 and 2014, launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Raphael Warnock. “Warnock and Biden …


Ag Commissioner Gary Black to Represent Agriculture on EXIM 2019 Advisory Committee

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Washington, D.C. (EXIM) – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) announced the 17 members of its 2019 Advisory Committee. The Honorable Stevan Pearce, small business owner and former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the New Mexico House of Representatives, will serve as chair. The EXIM Advisory Committee, as required by Congress, advises EXIM on its …


Commissioner Black Issues Statement on Federal Disaster and Trade Assistance

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Georgia, Industry News Release, Trade

“Our farmers are encouraged with the recently approved disaster and trade-related assistance packages. While we are working with USDA to determine implementation of the funds allotted to Georgia farmers and hope to have details out soon, USDA Secretary Perdue issued the following timely guidance.” “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing …


Georgia Ag Commissioner on Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia

When U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Doerun, Georgia last Friday to discuss the recent signing of disaster relief funding, he was joined by various folks including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. The discussion included the next steps for Georgians impacted by Hurricane Michael, and Black told Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper the hard work begins now.

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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 …


Vidalia Onions Set to Ship April 22

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Announces Official Pack Date for 2019 Get those taste buds ready, Vidalia onion lovers, because America’s favorite sweet onion will soon be on the way. The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced that the pack date for the 2019 Vidalia season is Monday, April 22.  “With tremendous consideration after consultation with the Vidalia …

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The Georgia Department of Agriculture Kicks Off 2019 Agriculture Awareness Week

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Commissioner Gary W. Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are excited to kick off a week of celebrating Georgia’s diverse agriculture with their third annual Georgia Agriculture Awareness week. “We should thank our farmers every day for the blessings they give us by providing the most abundant and safe food supply in the world,” Black said. “But this week …

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Kroger Commits to Georgia Dairy Farmers

Dan Dairy, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program is partnering with over 168 Kroger stores across the state as part of the “Milk Makes Amazing” promotion. Driven by Milk on My Mind, a dairy awareness program initiated by the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Milk (ACCM), the partnership with Kroger aims to educate consumers about the benefits and versatility of milk …


Georgia Ag Commissioner Starting Another Term

Dan Georgia

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is ready to start another term serving in that position, as other top state officials will be formally sworn into their jobs during a ceremony Monday in Atlanta.  Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Commissioner Black about the upcoming inauguration, which takes place the same day the 2019 Georgia General Assembly session starts. They also discuss …