Thu., September 8, 2011 6:15pm
The Georgia Department of Agriculture wants farmers to check their chemical inventory and reports any shortages to police. The call for vigilance comes in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks Sunday.
Sat., June 11, 2011 8:21am
Gov. Nathan Deal has received the results of a Department of Agriculture survey of farmers to determine whether growers are suffering a labor shortage. Deal’s spokeswoman said the governor will review the data and comment on it next week.
Fri., October 29, 2010 11:59pm
On Nov. 3rd, voters will choose between three men hoping to replace Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin after 42 years at the post. Republican Gary Black has spent his career working in the state’s agriculture industry. He told Rickey Bevington about the importance of his political experience, as well as why Georgia’s next Agriculture Commissioner should be a farmer.
Thu., October 28, 2010 1:11pm
Thursday on All Things Considered, Rickey Bevington continues her interview series with Georgia’s candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Kevin Cherry is a Certified Pest Control Operator and a Libertarian seeking to replace Tommy Irvin, who has held the seat for 42 years. Cherry tells Rickey that after nearly a half-century under Irvin, the Department needs updating.
Wed., October 27, 2010 5:55pm
Georgians will elect the state’s first new Agriculture Commissioner in more than 40 years on Tuesday, November 3rd. J.B. Powell is a state senator and a cattle farmer and is the Democrat seeking to replace long-time commissioner Tommy Irvin.
Fri., September 3, 2010 4:37pm
Food safety is a top priority of the three candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Libertarian Kevin Cherry, Democrat J.B. Powell, and Republican Gary Black each want to inherit the post held by Tommy Irvin for 40 years. The candidates met at a forum this week held by Georgia Organics. And they all want to get more Georgia-grown food … to Georgians.