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Irvin seeks relief for Georgia farmers

June 12, 2007

Berrien County - Rain drenched much of South Georgia Tuesday but it didn't end one of the most severe spring droughts in years.

Together with the Easter freeze and raging wildfires, Georgia farmers and agri-business people have taken major hits.

State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin visited farmers Tuesday in Berrien County.

He says he's working to bring them much needed relief.  "We are working with a congressional delegation to get some funding for the depleted drought section of the farm bill. And activate the feed assistance program so we can get some hay on livestock and dairy farms."

He calls Tuesdays rain a million dollar drizzle and hopes it will provide nourishment to the state's thirsty crops and help farmers produce better yields.

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