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Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date

...commissioner, who has warned that a new regulation prohibits farmers from sending onions to market before Monday.Delbert Bland of Glennville, who grows onions on roughly 3,000 acres in southeast Georgia, has been waging a legal battle since...

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

...onions under the Vidalia trademark in the futureAs a grower with roughly 3,000 acres invested in Vidalia onions, Delbert Bland insists his three decades in the business make him ? and not the agriculture commissioner or other farmers ? the best...

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

...shelves.Following a hearing in rural Tattnall County, Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart denied a request by farmer Delbert Bland to stop the commissioner from enforcing the new rule prohibiting Vidalia onions from being packed for shipping before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-15/georgia-judge-wont-stop-new-v
Judge denies Vidalia onion rules

...shipped before the last week of April. He was responding to fears Vidalia onions weren't as sweet as they should be. Delbert Bland, one of the largest growers of Vidalia onions, sued Black over the rule change.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/judge-denies-vidalia-onion
Good yield, lower prices for Vidalia onion harvest

...of spring onions, a category that includes Vidalias, an increase of more than one third from the previous year.Delbert Bland, the chief executive of Bland Farms, said he takes the most recent onion prices in stride. He and his father first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-03/good-yield-lower-prices-vida
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Georgia's Vidalia onion season opens

...20-county growing area around the town of Vidalia in southeastern Georgia. "It's the caviar of onions," said grower Delbert Bland of Glennville. "They only make you cry when they're gone." Since the first small-scale growing of Vidalias...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/19/foo_77960.shtml
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Shed tears of joy: It's time for onions

...20-county growing area around the town of Vidalia in southeastern Georgia. "It's the caviar of onions," said grower Delbert Bland of Glennville. "They only make you cry when they're gone." Since the first small-scale growing of Vidalias...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/15/met_77678.shtml
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Mystery disease not so sweet for Georgia's Vidalia onion crop

...to be any of the typical bacterial or fungal diseases that attack onions, Torrance said Monday. Glennville grower Delbert Bland, who had to replant 200 acres because of the problem, believes a virus is to blame. He emphasized, however, that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/14/foo_400941.shtml
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Mystery disease not so sweet for Georgia's Vidalia onion crop

...to be any of the typical bacterial or fungal diseases that attack onions, Torrance said Monday. Glennville grower Delbert Bland, who had to replant 200 acres because of the problem, believes a virus is to blame. He emphasized, however, that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/13/met_400851.shtml
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Technology helps man picks premium peaches

...piece of fruit rolling along a mechanized packing line and too random to fulfill Mr. Carr's premium-price dreams. Delbert Bland, who turned the super-sweet Vidalia onion from a little-known Georgia secret into a nationwide object of culinary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/24/met_385906.shtml
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