North Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area, has been in a drought so long, it's officially a long-term drought.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday escalated the state from a short-term to a long-term drought.
A long-term drought means it has officially passed the six-month mark.
Georgia's Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black also owns a cattle farm in the city of Commerce in Jackson County. Black said he's praying for rain.