John De La Howe School for Agriculture to Open Next Year

Commissioner Weathers and Assistant Commissioners Aaron Wood and Clint Leach visited the school in October. Photo courtesy John De La Howe. All other photos by Leonard Billie Photography. A New Future for Ag Education in SC John De La Howe School for Agriculture to Open Next Year By Hannah Arndt  This story appears in the Nov. 21, 2019 issue of the South Carolina… read more ›
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Anderson’s Providence Farm Is About Relationships

Providence Farm cows are moved frequently to new pasture. Photo by Eva Moore. Farming By Faith Anderson’s Providence Farm Is About Relationships  By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Nov. 7, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Donald Snow presses his boot down on the temporary fence so his wife Colleen and two S.C. Department of Agriculture staffers… read more ›
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South Carolina Celebrates National Farm to School Month

South Carolina students harvest sweet potatoes planted as part of the Green Heart Project. Courtesy photo. Nurturing the Future South Carolina Celebrates National Farm to School Month By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Oct. 17, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. During the week of October 21–25, students across South Carolina will be learning where their food… read more ›
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Feature: Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens

Photo courtesy of Rita Bachmann A Helping Hand Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Oct. 3, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. A former organic farmer, Rita Bachmann launched the gardening consulting business Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest in 2011. We spoke with Bachmann about farming, her business, and… read more ›
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Feature: Fast-Growing Vertical Roots Expands to Midlands

Onward and Upward Fast-Growing Vertical Roots Expands to Midlands By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Sept. 5, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. On a recent Wednesday, Vertical Roots’ new West Columbia facility was a hive of activity. And “hive” is no idle metaphor: The facility is modular, built from retired refrigerated shipping containers joined together… read more ›
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Beware of Potential Hay Scams

Area farmers should be aware of potential scams from out-of-state buyers targeting hay and other commodities. Kentucky and Texas have had problems with hay scammers, and a few South Carolina farmers have had complaints about potential hay purchases. Producers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially… read more ›
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