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Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture works to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber. Established in 1874, the Georgia Department of Agriculture is the oldest state department of agriculture in the United States and works to serve the citizens of Georgia by supporting the state’s number one industry, agriculture.

The department operates primarily as a regulatory agency, with the goal of protecting the consuming public and promoting the agriculture sector. Beyond the regulatory functions, the department encourages the growth of local farming communities and works to increase the awareness of locally grown products through the Georgia Grown program. This economic development and marketing program seeks to highlight the great products that the state of Georgia has to offer.


19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

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How can I subscribe to the Farmers & Consumers Market Bulletin?

If you would like a new or renewal subscription of the Market Bulletin, you can subscribe online, or mail in your check or money order to Market Bulletin, 19 MLK, Jr Dr., Atlanta, GA 30334. Subscriptions cost $5 for online subscriptions and $10 for print subscribers. For mailed subscriptions also include a letter with your name, complete mailing address, and daytime phone number in the event the Bulletin staff needs to contact you.


How do I obtain a license?

Please visit the Licensing Division, part of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. 


Why are the plants that I’ve planted not growing?

There could be various reasons causing your plant not to grow as desired, from insect infestations to changes in the climate. The best way to find out the root of your problem is to contact your county extension office or to send an email to


How do I learn about food recalls in Georgia?

Check in with the their Food Safety Division to get all the latest updates on state laws, rules and regulations for retail and wholesale grocery stores and more. Feel free to follow them on Twitter to get live updates and quick information.