Fri., May 24, 2013 12:00pm
A 14-day quarantine at the Savannah-Chatham animal control shelter is expected to be lifted early next week. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says the quarantine is expected to be lifted Tuesday after Georgia Department of Agriculture officials Wednesday extended an existing quarantine by 14 days.
Wed., April 10, 2013 7:52am
Two high-ranking officials have resigned at Georgia's Department of Agriculture. Chief Operating Officer Billy Skaggs and the director of the food safety division, Oscar Garrison, both resigned on March 30.
Thu., February 21, 2013 11:02am
The Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Agriculture have partnered to promote locally grown foods. The agencies announced they're launching the Georgia Grown marketing and branding program to highlight and expand the state's agricultural industry.
Fri., November 30, 2012 11:00am
State officials are offering funding to groups interested in running spay and neuter programs for pets. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said the money is intended to make pet sterilization more affordable to ease the strain on Georgia's animal shelters.
Fri., November 9, 2012 5:06pm
Georgia has relaxed its regulations on home-based food businesses, and the new rules were a hot topic at the state Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown symposium in Macon on Friday.
Mon., July 16, 2012 11:00am
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia plans to display four controversial murals that were removed from the Georgia Department of Agriculture's building. The murals depict the state's history of agriculture, beginning with a representation of Native Americans who originally lived in the region and including two that address slavery.
Mon., April 9, 2012 4:30pm
Georgia is not seeing a big jump in production of organic products and crops, despite a national organic boom. Officials said that is due, in part, to a producers’ and handlers’ failure to register with the state. Registration is required, but not really enforced.
Mon., January 23, 2012 4:42pm
Commodity prices are strong. Outlook for Georgia agriculture in 2012 is good. Labor shortages still a problem.
Fri., October 7, 2011 3:34pm
A Southeast Georgia gas station chain is taking Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner to court over signs for gas prices. Parker's Market chain owner, Greg Parker, says Commissioner Gary Black's office told the chain not to post a lower gas price for people using the chain's debit card. Parker says, Black is overstepping his authority.
Mon., September 12, 2011 7:11am
State officials want to know how many horses are in Georgia. Information will also give clear economic impact picture. Lawmakers interested in results as well.