SCDA Offers Free Consultations, Grant Opportunities for Produce Farmers

Keisha Rainey’s role as a GAP consultant takes her to a variety of farms around South Carolina. Photos by Keisha Rainey. Closing the GAP SCDA Offers Free Consultations, Grant Opportunities for Produce Farmers Story by Eva Moore, SCDA This story appears in the Feb. 6, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Good agricultural practices, aka GAP, are more than just… read more ›
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Irrigation Project Could Conserve Resources, Save Farmers Money

  Go with the Flow Irrigation Project Could Conserve Resources, Save Farmers Money Story by Eva Moore, SCDA, and Tyler Brown, SCDNR This story appears in the Feb. 6, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Farmers across South Carolina can apply to be part of a new project to improve the efficiency of their center pivot irrigation systems. The… read more ›
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Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans

Jay Boutchyard’s farm Freedom Acres is part of both the Homegrown By Heroes and Certified South Carolina programs. Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans Story by Eva Moore  This story appears in the Jan. 16, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. South Carolina is home to thousands of veterans who farm: More than 4,700 Palmetto State farms have a… read more ›
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Simply Citrus Nursery Grows Cold-Hardy Varieties in SC’s Midlands

Top Left:The Hamlin orange produces tasty juice, with some seeds, and is hardy to around 20 degrees. Top Right: This mandarin hybrid is hardy to the lower 20s and matures in December. Bottom: The Ponderosa Lemon produces large, acidic fruit, and is cold sensitive. Right: Ben Salley with a blood orange called Sanguinelli, hardy to the lower 20s and late maturing, with a… read more ›
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Checking In On SC’s 2019 Hemp Harvest

Left: Ariel Ezekiel and her husband grew 40 acres of hemp this year. They harvested it in October, hanging it in a warehouse to dry. Right: The dried hemp was separated from its stalk and packaged in large bags for sale to a processor. Checking In On SC’s 2019 Hemp Harvest Story and Photos by Eva Moore  This story appears in the Dec.… read more ›
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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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