The Steeplechase Comes to Charleston

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2017 The Steeplechase Comes to Charleston CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina has a rich heritage of horse racing, and the SC Department of Agriculture is helping to promote the sport on a statewide basis. In March, the Aiken Trials, the Aiken… read more ›
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2017 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off

Every week Commissioner Hugh Weathers answers questions about what’s going on with agriculture in our state with The Southern Farm Network. Check back each week to hear the latest news, or you can listen to past interviews here. read more › read more ›
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State Barbecue Champion Named at the Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27, 2017 State Barbecue Champion Named at the Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion on Saturday, March 25. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture… read more ›
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Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers COLUMBIA, S.C. – Last week, temperatures dipped to record lows and now South Carolina peach farmers face the worst crop damage they have seen in ten years. Strawberries and blueberries were among other crops… read more ›
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6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the Midlands most anticipated annual events, returns this year Saturday, March 25 from… read more ›
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