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The state’s largest Vidalia onion grower is awaiting word Tuesday on whether he can harvest and ship onions without facing state fines. Delbert Bland of Bland Farms in Glennville says much of his crop is ready and he’s packing this week. That’s contrary to a ruling from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. He’s told growers to wait until Monday, April 21 to pack. Black says immature onions are damaging the Vidalia brand. [Continue Reading]

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

The state’s largest Vidalia onion grower is awaiting word Tuesday on whether he can harvest and ship onions without facing state fines. Delbert Bland of Bland Farms in Glennville says much of his crop is ready and he’s packing this week. That’s contrary to a ruling from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. He’s told growers to wait until Monday, April 21 to pack. Black says immature onions are damaging the Vidalia brand.

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

Wait 6 Days To Harvest Onions? Not If This Vidalia Farmer Can Help It

The state’s largest Vidalia onion grower is awaiting word Tuesday on whether he can harvest and ship onions without facing state fines. Delbert Bland of Bland Farms in Glennville says much of his crop is ready and he’s packing this week. That’s contrary to a ruling from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. He’s told growers to wait until Monday, April 21 to pack. Black says immature onions are damaging the Vidalia brand.

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