SCDA Seeks Peanut Inspectors

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2020 SCDA Seeks Peanut Inspectors COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture plans to hire 125 peanut grading inspectors in the coming weeks. Jobs are available in the communities of Alcolu, Bowman, Cameron, Dalzell, Darlington, Fairfax, Hartsville, Hemingway, Kingstree, Mullins… read more ›
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Agriculture Entrepreneurs Awarded $125K in Project Funding

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov / Kyle Player, ACRE Executive Director, 803-734-2324, kplayer@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2020 Agriculture Entrepreneurs Awarded $125K in Project Funding COLUMBIA – Seven agricultural innovators will receive money for their businesses from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and… read more ›
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SC Agriculture Commissioner and EPA Regional Administrator Sign Agreement

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 23, 2020 SC Agriculture Commissioner and EPA Regional Administrator Sign Agreement YORK, SOUTH CAROLINA – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Mary S. Walker and South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers have signed a first-time Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)… read more ›
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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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