Georgia farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of official start date at center of legal battle

  • by: RUSS BYNUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A major grower of Georgia's famous Vidalia onions said Wednesday he had begun shipping his crop early to supermarkets in defiance of the state agriculture commissioner, who has warned that a new regulation prohibits farmers from sending onions to market before Monday.

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