State Barbecue Champion Named at Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25, 2019 State Barbecue Champion Named at Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival COLUMBIA – The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion on Saturday, March 23. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture hosted this competition at… read more ›
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Lexington County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Scheduled

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2019 Lexington County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Scheduled LEXINGTON, SC – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Lexington County will hold a household hazardous materials and pesticide collection on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event… read more ›
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Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2019 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, SC – The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the midlands most anticipated events of the year, returns to the State Farmers Market Saturday, March 23… read more ›
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South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2019 South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina’s equine industry contributes nearly $2 billion and 29,000 jobs annually to the state’s economy, according to a new study released today by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture in coordination… read more ›
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Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants Applications available online COLUMBIA, SC – Are you an agribusiness entrepreneur who would benefit from business mentoring, funding and access to grant consultants?  The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), an initiative of… read more ›
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Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted COLUMBIA, SC – Applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) are available at scspecialtycropblockgrant.com and are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.  Applications must be submitted by email to bdorton@scda.sc.gov. “The SCBGP… read more ›
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