Pure Blue Fish Establishing Operations in Orangeburg County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 20, 2020 Pure Blue Fish Establishing Operations in Orangeburg County More than $28.1 million investment will create 82 new jobs COLUMBIA – Pure Blue Fish, a fish farming company, today announced plans to establish operations in Orangeburg County. The more than $28.1… read more ›
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Certified South Carolina Is Good for Farmers, Good for Business

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 8, 2020 Certified South Carolina Is Good for Farmers, Good for Business  COLUMBIA – South Carolinians are eating more local food thanks to the continued success of the Certified South Carolina program. According to a new study by Joseph C. Von Nessen, Ph.D., a… read more ›
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Funding Available to Help with Organic Certification

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 29, 2020 Funding Available to Help with Organic Certification COLUMBIA –South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. “Organic certification can help agribusinesses… read more ›
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SC Farmers Can Now Apply Online for a Produce Safety Rule Exemption

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 15, 2020 SC Farmers Can Now Apply Online for a Produce Safety Rule Exemption COLUMBIA – There are about 2,700 produce farms in South Carolina – and many are potentially exempt from the Produce Safety Rule, meaning they would not have to… read more ›
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Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Plan, Learn New Skills

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2020 Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Plan, Learn New Skills COLUMBIA – The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), in partnership with Clemson Cooperative Extension, is now accepting applications for the third annual curriculum program for agribusiness innovators. “Over the… read more ›
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High Tech Farming Coming to Hampton County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 2, 2020 High Tech Farming Coming to Hampton County $314 Million Agriculture Technology Campus A Big Win for Local Food in SC COLUMBIA – A 1,000-acre agribusiness cluster in Hampton County will employ 1,547 people in growing, packing and shipping tomatoes, leafy… read more ›
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