Ag Commissioner, senators listen to Georgia farmers concerns
LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) -
Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped in Lowndes County as part of the Georgia Legislative Farm Tour Friday.
In an effort to showcase Georgia agriculture, Commissioner Black and Georgia senators David Shafer and John Wilkinson were taken on a tour of Coggins Produce in Lake Park Friday.
They also visited the Langdale Corporation in Valdosta and Brooks County Dairy in Quitman. The elected officials met with local farmers and shared concerns on how legislation and regulations affect farming operations.
"Domestically we're producing fresh fruits and vegetables from this area that are really on tables all over America," said Congressman Black.
Agriculture is a $7.1 billion industry and the largest industry in Georgia.