Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers COLUMBIA, S.C. – Last week, temperatures dipped to record lows and now South Carolina peach farmers face the worst crop damage they have seen in ten years. Strawberries and blueberries were among other crops… read more ›
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6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the Midlands most anticipated annual events, returns this year Saturday, March 25 from… read more ›
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SC Farmers Prepare for Wintery Weather

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2017 SC Farmers Prepare for Wintery Weather COLUMBIA, S.C. – As temperatures around South Carolina are predicted to drop into the twenties this week, farmers are preparing for another test from Mother Nature. Crops of particular concern include peaches, blueberries and… read more ›
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Two of South Carolina’s Favorites Matchup This Weekend

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2017 Two of South Carolina’s Favorites Matchup This Weekend COLUMBIA, S.C. – Baseball and peanuts go together like a ball and glove. South Carolina’s favorite pastime and favorite snack come together this month as the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series… read more ›
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York County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Set

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 27, 2017 York County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Set YORK–The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is partnering with York County to offer South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides on Saturday, March 4, from… read more ›
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South Carolina Department of Agriculture to Host Food Safety Training

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov                                     Emily Joyce; 803-734-2224; ejoyce@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 23, 2017 South Carolina Department of Agriculture to Host Food Safety Training COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Agriculture… read more ›
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