SCDA Launches Online Hemp Application Portal, Moves Orientations Online

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2020 SCDA Launches Online Hemp Application Portal, Moves Orientations Online COLUMBIA – As the response to the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has made some modifications to the hemp farming permit application process to allow farmers to navigate… read more ›
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Commissioner Weathers Urges Calm on Food Supply

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 17, 2020 Commissioner Weathers Urges Calm on Food Supply COLUMBIA – As South Carolinians come together to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers wants people to know that there is plenty of food to weather the crisis. “As we… read more ›
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Commissioner of Agriculture Congratulates SC’s James Beard Semifinalists

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 26, 2020 Commissioner of Agriculture Congratulates SC’s James Beard Semifinalists COLUMBIA – Today the James Beard Foundation released its 2020 list of semifinalists for the coveted James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards, and it includes eight nominees from South Carolina. “The two Upstate restaurants… read more ›
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Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Now Open

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 14, 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Now Open COLUMBIA – Applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) are available at scspecialtycropblockgrant.com and are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020.  Applications must be submitted by email to bdorton@scda.sc.gov. “The… read more ›
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Household Hazardous Materials and Pesticide Collection to be Held in York County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2020 Household Hazardous Materials and Pesticide Collection to be Held in York County YORK, SC — The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and York County will hold a household hazardous materials and pesticide collection on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from… read more ›
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Collection Date Set for Unwanted Pesticides

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2020 Collection Date Set for Unwanted Pesticides BLACKVILLE – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is partnering with Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) to accept unwanted or unused pesticides on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 9 a.m.… read more ›
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