Produce Safety Inspections to Begin – Spring 2019

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2019 Produce Safety Inspections to Begin – Spring 2019 COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will begin routine inspections of Large Produce Farms* to verify compliance with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule in late spring of this year.… read more ›
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Spring Plant & Flower Festival Returns to Pee Dee 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 – April 16, 2019 Spring Plant & Flower Festival Returns to Pee Dee State Farmers Market FLORENCE, S.C. – Spring is here and it’s time to get your lawns and gardens ready for the season.  Come shop the 34th annual Spring Plant & Flower Festival April… read more ›
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Come Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 3, 2019 Come Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is hosting the annual Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival on April 11-14 at the State Farmers Market, located at 3483 Charleston Highway, West… read more ›
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Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program Expansion

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov Vanessa Elsalah, 803-734-8339, velsalah@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2019 Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program Expansion COLUMBIA – Today South Carolina Governor Henry D. McMaster signed into law a bill which expands the number of growers who can participate in the state’s hemp program and… read more ›
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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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