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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
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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Fresh Produce: Guide to the summer harvest

...have to make adjustments of their own. "You're going to have to pick and choose where you look," the state agriculture commissioner said. Reach Kamille Bostick at (706) 823-3223 or kamille.bostick@augustachronicle.com. CABBAGE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/25/liv_129734.shtml
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Hudgens' withdrawal opens race in Athens

...re-election next year as planned. Former state Sen. Brian Kemp, who left the Senate in a failed bid for state agriculture commissioner last year, had announced plans to seek Mr. Hudgens' seat with Mr. Hudgens' blessing. Mr. Kemp said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/12/met_119996.shtml
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News Analysis: Legislature waiting for good news

...for a fresh challenge; and former state Sen. Brian Kemp, also of Athens and an unsuccessful candidate for state agriculture commissioner last fall. The delay scenario suggests Mr. Hudgens or Mr. Fleming might be Mr. Norwood's chosen successor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/12/met_116249.shtml
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