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GA Ag. Commissioner addresses recent drought in Georgia

Gary Black Gary Black
BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) -

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said Wednesday that he believes the recent drought in Georgia this year is concerning.

Commissioner Black was in Brooks County as part of a state-wide agriculture tour Wednesday morning. Black pointed out that the drought takes a toll on the crops as well as the farmers themselves.

"It's not only the pressure on the resources, but it's the pressure on the farm family," said Black. "Right now, when folks have been irrigatin' constantly for six weeks, there's a great tension that builds this time of year."

He added that South Georgia should come through the drought fairly well though because of the Florida aquifer, which will fill back up once we get some rain.

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