SC Department of Agriculture Seeks Infrastructure Grant Applications

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 20, 2023 SC Department of Agriculture Seeks Infrastructure Grant Applications Resilient Food System Infrastructure Program Targets Middle of the Food Supply Chain COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is partnering with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service… read more ›
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Partnership Helps Small Farmers in SC Achieve Key Food Safety Certification

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 15, 2023 Partnership Helps Small Farmers in SC Achieve Key Food Safety Certification With Duke Energy Donation, Program is ‘Closing the GAP’ for Farmers COLUMBIA – A new partnership is helping more South Carolina farmers show buyers… read more ›
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Luray Peanut Co. Expanding Operations in Hampton County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 15, 2023 Luray Peanut Co. Expanding Operations in Hampton County $5.25 Million Investment Will Create 16 New Jobs  COLUMBIA – Luray Peanut Co., a producer of packaged boiled peanuts, today announced plans to expand its operations in… read more ›
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Tomahawk Processing Establishing Operations in Laurens County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 12, 2023 Tomahawk Processing Establishing Operations in Laurens County $5 Million Investment Will Create 26 New Jobs  COLUMBIA – Tomahawk Processing LLC (Tomahawk Processing) today announced that it will establish meat processing operations in Laurens County. The… read more ›
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SC Department of Agriculture to Take Over Restaurant Inspections, Other DHEC Food Safety Responsibilities

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 8, 2023 SC Department of Agriculture to Take Over Restaurant Inspections, Other DHEC Food Safety Responsibilities COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is preparing to take on some important regulatory duties that are currently handled… read more ›
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ChangeSC Will Help South Carolinians Access Food, Learn about Healthy Eating

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2, 2023 ChangeSC Will Help South Carolinians Access Food, Learn about Healthy Eating COLUMBIA – A new statewide initiative called ChangeSC will connect South Carolinians living in food deserts with fresh, locally grown food while working to… read more ›
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