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State Agriculture Commissioner Discusses COVID-19’s Impact On Georgia Farmers

Gary W. Black, commissioner of Georgia's Department of Agriculture, joins "Closer Look" by phone to discuss COVID-19's impact on Georgia farmers and food systems. Here, Black is pictured in studio for a previous interview.
Gary W. Black, commissioner of Georgia's Department of Agriculture, joins "Closer Look" by phone to discuss COVID-19's impact on Georgia farmers and food systems. Here, Black is pictured in studio for a previous interview.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants. And now, farmers face growing challenges as well.

The pandemic has led to a delay in the processing of H-2A agricultural guest worker visas, causing some Georgia farmers to worry about workforce shortages.

What other factors could impact Georgia farmers and food systems during the COVID-19 pandemic? State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone on Tuesday to answer this and discuss COVID-19’s impact on Georgia agriculture as a whole.

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