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September 12, 2007

Colquitt County-- The statewide drought in Georgia continues, and with only average amounts of rain lately no significant relief is on the horizon. Georgia's agricultural community has suffered the most, with only glimmers of hope coming from fields that were well irrigated.

State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin says many farmers lost everything, but one crop may turn out well. Tommy Irvin Commissioner of Agriculturehere in South Georgia if you had irrigation you were in pretty good shape, but if you did not, you lost everything.

So it has been a sad year for those who did not have the preparation to carry them through to get the water we so desperately need to grow our crops. I am getting some good reports and I think we are going to have a good pecan crop"said Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. All Georgia Counties are hoping to get federal disaster aid to help their farmers.

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