Commissioner Weathers Takes Part in Border Security Tour along U.S. – Mexican Border

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Commissioner Hugh Weathers took part in a tour of the U.S./Mexican border in South Texas Wednesday. He and agriculture leaders from seven other states participated in the border security tour hosted by Texas Commissioner Todd Staples.… read more ›
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Congaree Creek Commissioner’s Trail Ride Highlights Need to Open More Public Trails

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Marsha Hewitt. 803-734-0106, mhewitt@scda.sc.gov Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2014 Columbia, S.C. --About two dozen riders and horses will take to the woods in the Congaree Creek Commissioner’s Trail Ride starting at the Thomas A. Newman Boat Landing Friday, May 16. Hosted by Commissioner Hugh… read more ›
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Collection Date Set for Unwanted Pesticides

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is partnering with Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling Department to accept unwanted or unused pesticides from farmers and homeowners at no charge. Richland County is holding its annual… read more ›
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Governor Haley & Commissioner Weathers to Tour Peach Orchard Damaged in Late March Freeze

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley will join Commissioner Hugh Weathers Monday, May 5 for a peach orchard tour to see the damage peach growers suffered after a late March freeze. Growers in some parts of the state experienced… read more ›
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Midlands Biofuels Receives Spare the Air Award

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 864-380-4253, ssox@scda.sc.gov Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2014 Winnsboro, S.C. – Midlands Biofuels of Winnsboro was honored with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s “Spare the Air” award last week. U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney was on hand for the award… read more ›
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2014 Piedmont Plant and flower Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2014 GREENVILLE, S.C. – Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival at the Greenville State Farmers Market May 1-4. Multiple vendors are taking part in the area’s largest lawn and garden show.… read more ›
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