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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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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Spring Plant & Flower Festival Returns to Pee Dee State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2019 Spring Plant & Flower Festival Returns to Pee Dee State Farmers Market FLORENCE, S.C. – Spring is here and it’s time to get your lawns and gardens ready for the season.  Come shop the 34th annual Spring Plant & Flower Festival April… read more ›
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Come Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 3, 2019 Come Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is hosting the annual Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival on April 11-14 at the State Farmers Market, located at 3483 Charleston Highway, West… read more ›
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Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program Expansion

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 – March 28, 2019 Newly Signed Law Allows For Hemp Program Expansion COLUMBIA – Today South Carolina Governor Henry D. McMaster signed into law a bill which expands the number of growers who can participate in the state’s hemp program and… read more ›
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