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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
SC election ballot set as filing deadline passes

...challenged by James "Will" Breazeale a veteran and commercial pilot, in the Republican primary.Republican Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers faces a primary challenge from Joe Farmer of Greenville and GOP Treasurer Curtis Loftis faces...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-30/sc-election-ballot-set-filing
Judge denies Vidalia onion rules

ATLANTA - A judge says Georgia's agriculture commissioner overstepped his authority when he changed rules...Wright ruled last week. She said state law gives Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black authority over packaging rules but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/judge-denies-vidalia-onion
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tours peach orchards damaged by freeze

...temperatures."The great news is we've got fruit the end of June, through July into August," Yonce said.State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said loss of the early peach market caused an estimated $80 million hit to the state's economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-05/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Candidate qualifying ends in Georgia with few surprises

...up with Democratic challengers after going all week feeling confident. Christopher Irvin qualified to face Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Daniel Blackman stepped up to run as a Democrat for the Public Service Commission District. 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-07/candidate-qual
Vidalia onion heads to court

...known around the world. In response to concerns in recent years about inferior onions on the market, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black has imposed new regulations on when the vegetables can be packed. The reason: Black has said that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-11-04/vidalia-oinion-issue-heads-c
Ag commissioner to fight fed regulations

ATLANTA -- Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black pledged to a farm group Wednesday to fight implementation of proposed federal food-safety regulations that he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-06/ag-commissioner-fight-fed-
Report examines ways to help small SC farms

...farmers across the state by developing a strategic plan based on the recommendations found in this report," Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said in a statement released with the report. "As more consumers buy local, we need to not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-06/report-examines-ways-help-