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Commissioner Black Statement on South Georgia Storms

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Press Release
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Office of Communications


Commissioner Black Statement on South Georgia Storms

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black issues the following devastating storms in South Georgia:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out this afternoon to our friends in South Georgia. There is never an opportune time for disaster, but this certainly could not of come at a worse time. We are in the very early stages of contacting our farmers, food and agricultural services sector to assess the situation, but from what we are hearing so far, the damages are widespread and the impacts deep. We ask our state to once again come together during this uncertain time in support of our agricultural and rural communities."


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