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Colquitt County's Ag industry impacts the state

The Ag industry in Colquitt County has a great economic impact to the state . (source:WALB) The Ag industry in Colquitt County has a great economic impact to the state . (source:WALB)
Rep. Sam Watson, (R) Moultrie Rep. Sam Watson, (R) Moultrie
Tommie Beth Willis, Interim President of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce (Source:WALB) Tommie Beth Willis, Interim President of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce (Source:WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

The Ag industry is big business in Colquitt County.

The vegetable industry brings in 155-million dollars alone to the state.
Growers help the state rake in more than 14-billion dollars.
Chamber officials say the Ag industry is their largest employer.

"It actually touches all of the other businesses and industries in some fashion in our community,” said Tommie Beth Willis, Interim President of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce.

"We have such a large, diverse agriculture. We grow cotton, we grow peanuts, we have poultry, we have beef and we are the largest vegetable producer in the state,” said Rep. Sam Watson.

Watson says he's continuing to work on the GATE program that provides protection and tax exemptions for farmers.

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