Farmers Currently Assessing Crop Damage After Hurricane Irma

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 13, 2017 Farmers Currently Assessing Crop Damage After Hurricane Irma COLUMBIA –  As initial damage assessments and cleanup begin after Hurricane Irma’s impact on South Carolina, farmers throughout the state hope to experience minimal crop damage and infrastructure loss. With the mere size… read more ›
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South Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Application Deadline Extended

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2017 South Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Application Deadline Extended COLUMBIA –  Due to Hurricane Irma’s potential impact to the state of South Carolina, the current application deadline to participate in the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is extended until September 22,… read more ›
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Waste Pesticide Disposal Collections Cancelled

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 7, 2017 Waste Pesticide Disposal Collections Cancelled COLUMBIA –  The South Carolina Department of Agriculture has cancelled three upcoming events for the Waste Pesticide Disposal Program due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.   Cancelled Collection Dates and Locations:   September 12, 2017… read more ›
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Waste Pesticide Disposal Collection Dates & Locations Set

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 5, 2017 Waste Pesticide Disposal Collection Dates & Locations Set COLUMBIA –  The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering several opportunities through the Waste Pesticide Disposal Program to safely dispose of outdated, unusable, or unwanted pesticides during September. The pesticide… read more ›
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South Carolina Farm to Institution to Host Inaugural Summit

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2017 South Carolina Farm to Institution to Host Inaugural Summit COLUMBIA – South Carolina Farm to Institution is excited to announce its inaugural summit on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm at the R2i2 Conference Center, 763 Fashion Drive. The… read more ›
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Honorees Recognized for their Support of the South Carolina Agriculture Industry

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2017 Honorees Recognized for their Support of the South Carolina Agriculture Industry COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture held its tenth annual Advocates of the Year Recognition Reception on August 3 to honor two individuals who have shown outstanding commitment… read more ›
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