SCDA Sets Out Timeline for 2020 Hemp Permitting

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 19, 2019 SCDA Sets Out Timeline for 2020 Hemp Permitting COLUMBIA – After the US Department of Agriculture released its 161-page interim final rule setting out a national regulatory framework for hemp, we understand many hemp farmers and other stakeholders have questions… read more ›
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Get Ready for Christmas at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 18, 2019 Get Ready for Christmas at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market FLORENCE – The Pee Dee State Farmers Market kicks off the holiday season on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with its Christmas Warm Up event. The market will have a… read more ›
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State Farmers Market Celebrates A Country Christmas

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2019 State Farmers Market Celebrates A Country Christmas COLUMBIA — The South Carolina State Farmers Market will help the Midlands gear up for the holidays with the Country Christmas Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. We’ll have a large… read more ›
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SC Department of Agriculture Reviewing USDA Hemp Rule

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 1, 2019 SC Department of Agriculture Reviewing USDA Hemp Rule COLUMBIA — This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its interim final rule establishing a national regulatory framework for hemp. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is reviewing the 161-page document. The comment… read more ›
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Disaster Declaration Will Help Some SC Farmers Affected by Drought

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Katherine Helms, 803-734-5229 / Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2019 Disaster Declaration Will Help Some SC Farmers Affected by Drought COLUMBIA — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has designated six counties in South Carolina as natural disaster areas due to drought. They are: Bamberg, Calhoun,… read more ›
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Rural Broadband Investment Will Help South Carolina Farms

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 22, 2019 Rural Broadband Investment Will Help South Carolina Farms ORANGEBURG – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $9,750,000 in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,911 rural… read more ›
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