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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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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
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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
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
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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