New Charitable Effort Will Feed South Carolinians, Help SC Farmers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Cristina Key, 803-734-2190, ckey@scda.sc.gov; and Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2020 New Charitable Effort Will Feed South Carolinians, Help SC Farmers COLUMBIA – The nonprofit South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture will buy food from South Carolina farmers and distribute it to local food banks as… read more ›
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Peanut Farmers to Donate Peanut Butter to Harvest Hope Food Bank

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 19, 2020 Peanut Farmers to Donate Peanut Butter to Harvest Hope Food Bank COLUMBIA – South Carolina peanut farmers are donating 8,640 jars of peanut butter to Harvest Hope Food Bank. The six pallets of peanut butter were made by Peanut Proud, a… read more ›
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Yield Scientific Establishing Operations in 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 – May 12, 2020 Yield Scientific Establishing Operations in Hampton County More than $30 million investment to create 107 new jobs COLUMBIA – Yield Scientific, a subsidiary of GEM Opportunity Zone Fund, today announced plans to establish operations in Hampton County. The company’s more than… read more ›
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SC’s State Hemp Plan Receives Federal Approval

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 2, 2020 SC’s State Hemp Plan Receives Federal Approval 350 Apply to Farm Hemp in 2020 COLUMBIA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved South Carolina’s Hemp Farming State Plan on the same day the application period ended for 2020 hemp farming permits. Some… read more ›
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South Carolina Seeks Soybean Farmers for United Soybean Board

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2020 South Carolina Seeks Soybean Farmers for United Soybean Board COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Soybean Board is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling South Carolina’s regular and alternate positions on the United Soybean Board, which will become vacant in December 2020.… read more ›
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Federal Relief Bill Offers Help for South Carolina Agriculture

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2020 Federal Relief Bill Offers Help for South Carolina Agriculture COLUMBIA – Last week, Congress and President Trump approved a new bipartisan aid package to address the expanding COVID-19 pandemic. The total relief package includes roughly $2 trillion to bolster the US economy… read more ›
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