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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
Runoff is likely in GOP contest for state agriculture commissioner

ATLANTA - With the state agriculture commissioner race drawing more Republican candidates than usual this year, outgoing state lawmaker Brian Kemp and former farming lobbyist Gary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/19/met_89423.shtml
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Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date

...famous Vidalia onions said Wednesday he had begun shipping his crop early to supermarkets in defiance of the state agriculture commissioner, who has warned that a new regulation prohibits farmers from sending onions to market before Monday.Delbert...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/farmer-ships-vidalia-onions-a
A disgraceful end

Former state Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe's admission, in a plea bargain arrangement with federal prosecutors, that he extorted money and lied in connection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/24/edi_440784.shtml
Editorials
Heavy rains a disaster for agriculture, Haley says

...water and small green sprouts at a time when the squash should be ready for harvest.Haley joined Pendarvis, state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers, agriculture officials and other farmers in a corn field where, while the crop was harvested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-19/heavy-rains-disaster-agricult
Experience, safety among chief issues

...re-election often tout their experience. State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is no different, except that...Georgia House of Representatives; served as state agriculture commissioner since 1969 Profession: Agriculture commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/20/met_101192.shtml
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Republicans crowd field for State Agriculture Commissioner

ATLANTA - The Republican race to lead Georgia's agriculture interests is a crowded one this year as the GOP goes after one of the few remaining Democrats still holding a statewide office.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/03/met_87603.shtml
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Candidates get creative with name recognition

...recognition is a testament to creative marketing. Rep. Charles Sharpe, R-Wagener, the lone GOP candidate for state agriculture commissioner, has been handing out packets of sunflower seeds since last year. He has handed out nearly 40,000 bags...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/10/met_343229.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...Williams-Brice Stadium to a new location. The $60 million project is not in jeopardy, said Hugh Weathers, the state agriculture commissioner. Mr. Weathers would not say how much additional money is needed. Richland County Council Chairman Joe McEachern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/09/met_115815.shtml
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Class will aim to get students into agriculture

...Agriculture is trying to show high school students that the industry involves more than a tractor and a few cows. State Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe announced last month a weeklong summer program at Clemson University, the state's main agricultural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/30/met_396768.shtml
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