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Flat Creek Dairy & Farm recalls 3 lots of cheese over possible salmonella contamination

The state agriculture commissioner has announced the recall of some Georgia cheeses Monday...at Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, according to Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-15/flat-creek-dairy-farm-recall
South Carolina Drought Committee says state is getting dry, but forecasts hint at wet winter

...were able to harvest their crops without delay, keeping them from rotting and mildewing in the fields, state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said.Some farmers did have to use extra irrigation, which means they need more winter rains to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-30/south-carolina-drought-commit
Stone, Evans on the road in busy District 23 race

...seat.Stone has held the seat since 2010, when former Democratic Sen. J.B. Powell switched to run for agriculture commissioner during the final minutes of qualifying. Stone's only opposition that year came from Evans, who joined the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-29/stone-evans-ro
Keep agriculture in the Black

...state's Georgia Grown program, at the urging of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.For that reason, and many more...beef.For more than 20 years before becoming agriculture commissioner, Black was president of the Georgia Agribusiness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-07/keep-agriculture-blac
Sex party issue in agriculture chief debate

ATLANTA -- Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black fended off repeated attacks Sunday from challenger Chris Irvin over the handling of a wild party by senior officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-14/sex-party-issu
Online program will help farmers with feral hogs

...natural fit to connect hunters and farmers together to try and help solve this growing problem," said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, whose department is managing the new online registry with help from the state's Wildlife Resources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-10-18/online-program
Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

...office of education superintendent is open, while two third-party candidates are challenging the incumbent agriculture commissioner.Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Bob Livingston Jr. are running unopposed.Livingston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-11-03/not-many-surpr
Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date

...defiance of the state agriculture commissioner, who has warned that...battle since last fall with Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Their dispute...refused Tuesday to block the agriculture commissioner from enforcing the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/farmer-ships-vidalia-onions-a
Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

...the state's Republican agriculture commissioner, says early sales of...make him ? and not the agriculture commissioner or other farmers ? the...Georgia law gives the agriculture commissioner powers that include setting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/bitter-court-feud-over-sweet-
Georgia judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

...farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation...regulation last month, but Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says it's...A spokeswoman for the agriculture commissioner, Mary Kathryn Yearta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-15/georgia-judge-wont-stop-new-v