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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 because of possible salmonella contamination.Some of the products were...

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

...who 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-30/south-carolina-drought-commit
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
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
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
SC candidates call spouses secret weapons of the campaign

...campaign managers, usually but not always, for lower-profile races.Blanche Weathers, wife of Republican state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers, was in charge of providing photographs and setting up an interview with a reporter, as was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-11-02/sc-candidates-calls-spouses-
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Ex-Ag commissioner Irvin in hospital

Former state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-23/ex-ag-commissioner-irvin-hos
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Ga. secretary of state race seemingly wide open

...owner, Kemp served in the state Senate from 2002-06 and lost a 2006 bid to be the Republican nominee for state agriculture commissioner.His goals as secretary of state are to reduce wasteful spending and make sure elections are secure, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2010-06-06/ga-secretary-s
No '08 salmonella test at Blakely plant

...Inc. in Sylvester, officials in Georgia didn't routinely test for salmonella. But after that outbreak, state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin directed inspectors to start routinely testing peanut butter for salmonella. Agriculture department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/27/met_509208.shtml
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Perdue asks for federal assistance

...Georgia's agriculture, mainly in terms of hay and livestock, suffered a $782 million drought-related hit, state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said Friday. Nurseries and landscaping companies across the state have lost 13,800 full- and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/21/met_148714.shtml
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