Waste Pesticide Collection to be Held in Conjunction with AgriBiz Expo

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2018 Waste Pesticide Collection to be Held in Conjunction with AgriBiz Expo FLORENCE – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides. The collection will be held in conjunction… read more ›
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Department of Agriculture Selects Hemp Growers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 21, 2017 Department of Agriculture Selects Hemp Growers, 20 farmers to begin pilot program COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has selected 20 farmers to participate in the 2018 SC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. The famers represent 15 South Carolina counties. Permit… read more ›
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SCDA to Host Certified SC Grown Tailgate for Palmetto Series Rivalry Football Game

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2017 SCDA to Host Certified SC Grown Tailgate for Palmetto Series Rivalry Football Game COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) invites Carolina and Clemson fans to the annual Certified SC Grown Tailgate at Gamecock Village on Saturday, November 25 from… read more ›
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Country Christmas Celebration Returns to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Elizabeth Wood; 803-917-4950; ewood@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2017 Country Christmas Celebration Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA – The State Farmers Market will take you back in time at the Country Christmas Celebration on Sunday, November 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm.  The south certified shed will be… read more ›
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USDA Names SC Directors of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; smckay@scda.sc.gov; 803-734-2196 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2017 USDA Names SC Directors of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development; Weathers Pleased with Appointments COLUMBIA – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Friday the appointment of Boone Peeler to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Debbie… read more ›
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Clemson and USC Kick-off Palmetto Series Food Drive to Benefit Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach; jcleach@scda.sc.gov; 803-734-2210 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 23, 2017 Clemson and USC Kick-off Palmetto Series Food Drive to Benefit Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest  Clemson, South Carolina – Today, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University kicked-off the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Food Drive in a coordinated effort… read more ›
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