FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Office of Communications
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black Issues Statement on Hurricane Michael Relief Package
"We are extremely thankful for the work of the General Assembly during last week's special session and appreciate the Governor's quick signature to the amended budget that provides roughly $270 million towards critical support for our agricultural sector and rural communities after Georgia's worst natural disaster. Our farmers in Georgia are proud of their contributions to the state's economy as they have long led in the production of several renowned commodities. Unfortunately after Hurricane Michael hit during our most vulnerable time, we also had the dubious distinction of leading in the devastation of some of our most prominent crops. But thanks to the leadership of both chambers and legislators from all over the state, we can now better support our farm families as they work to rebuild, replant and recover."
For more details please visit, https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2018-11-17
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.