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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Welcome Autumn at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market’s Fall Plant and Flower Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 25, 2019 Welcome Autumn at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market’s Fall Plant and Flower Festival FLORENCE – Ready for fall? The Pee Dee State Farmers Market holds its annual Fall Plant & Flower Festival October 4-6. Visitors can shop for plants, garden… read more ›
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Euphoria 2019

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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Statement Regarding SLED’s Sept. 19 Arrest

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2019 Statement Regarding SLED’s Sept. 19 Arrest COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture takes seriously the integrity of the Hemp Farming Program. Hemp is legal within the parameters of program, which SCDA administers. We are not a law enforcement agency… read more ›
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Get Your Yard Ready for Fall at the Greenville State Farmers Market’s AutumnFest

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2019 Get Your Yard Ready for Fall at the Greenville State Farmers Market’s AutumnFest GREENVILLE — AutumnFest, the Greenville State Farmers Market’s fall plant and flower festival, returns September 27-28, 2019.  Visitors can shop for plants, garden essentials, Certified SC produce, fall… read more ›
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