Podcast with Darwin Carter, candidate for Agriculture Commissioner

At the end of last week, I spoke with Darwin Carter, who served as in official in the Reagan Administration for all eight years and a candidate for Agriculture Commissioner in the July 20th Republican primary.

We discussed food safety, using the Georgia Department of Agriculture to spur job growth in the state, addressing issues with state facilities, encouraging international trade and much more.

You can download the podcast here (over 28 minutes/26MB, right click, “Save File As” to download).

In the next podcast, I’ll be chatting with Melvin Everson, a Republican running for Labor Commissioner.

If you have a candidate that you would like for me to interview or questions that you would like for me to ask an upcoming guest or if you’re with a campaign, no matter what party, please drop me a line on Facebook or send an e-mail.

8 comments

  1. forthepeople says:

    Great interview! This guy is brilliant. He has explained Agriculture in the US and his plan for Georgia, well.

  2. Game Fan says:

    Game Fan will throw his support behind WHOEVER is the least likely to have a bunch of “plans” and with the least ties to agribusiness. The LEAST likely to be an advocate for taxpayer subsidized food production. This is waaaaay too communistic for my PALEO sensibilities. And when I say WHOEVER that’s from either party. With agriculture, Game Fan ALWAYS sides with the small farmer and free markets and competition over agribusiness.
    In the case of agribusiness you find the free markets and the “demand” on the side of better food and local production.

    The “food safety” bills in Congress were written by Monsanto, Cargill, Tysons, ADM, etc. All are associated with the opposite of food safety. What is this all about then?

    In the simplest terms, organic food and a rebirth of farming were winning. Not in absolute numbers but in a deep and growing shift by the public toward understanding the connection between their food and their health, between good food and true social pleasures, between their own involvement in food and the improvement in their lives in general, between local food and a burgeoning local economy.
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Goodbye-farmers-markets-C-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090303-287.html

  3. forthepeople says:

    Well “Game Fan”
    Gary Black is the GAC and we don’t know what Powell is and if you listened to Mr. Carter you would know he is for the small farmer. He wants to increase trade abroad to put Georgia farmers back to work. Sounds like a great plan to me. You have to have some kind of a plan when you are expected to lead a very important Department in state government!

  4. Jon Hodges says:

    Gary Black is basically a lobbyist for Monsanto. Darwin Carter would be a much better choice for GA. Darwin seems to not be the GA Agribusiness council’s choice, so he would be the default better candidate.

    These GAC bastards helped to kill the Georgia right to grow bill this year. For that Gary Black needs to lose. Looking forward to one day having liberty, to grow without Government intervention.

  5. Rusty USA says:

    Looks like Gary Black and his GAC have some real ethics problems. Maybe some IRS problems. This is no one we need to elect for state office, we already have those things going on in Atlanta. We don’t need to add more. Darwin seems more than qualified. I like him very much from Jason’s interview with him. Sounds like my choice.

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