Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival Returns to the Upstate

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2019 Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival Returns to the Upstate GREENVILLE, S.C. –The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is hosting the 22nd annual Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival at the Greenville State Farmers Market May 2-5, 2019. The event hours are… read more ›
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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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Livestock Newsletter: April 19, 2019

South Carolina Livestock Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172. Download the Livestock Newsletter from April 19, 2019 View back issues of the newsletter read more ›
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Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program to License Processors

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov / Vanessa Elsalah, (803) 734-8339, velsalah@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2019 Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program to License Processors COLUMBIA – On March 28, 2019, South Carolina Governor Henry D. McMaster signed into law a bill which expands the state’s hemp farming program. The hemp… read more ›
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Produce Safety Inspections to Begin – Spring 2019

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2019 Produce Safety Inspections to Begin – Spring 2019 COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will begin routine inspections of Large Produce Farms* to verify compliance with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule in late spring of this year.… read more ›
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