SC Gov. Henry McMaster and Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers Host Regional Ag Summit at Governor’s Mansion

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 30, 2019 SC Gov. Henry McMaster and Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers Host Regional Ag Summit at Governor's Mansion COLUMBIA, S.C. – Some two-dozen retail, wholesale and food-service produce buyers and other supporters recently joined Governor Henry D. McMaster and Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers… read more ›
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Richland County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Set

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 29, 2019 Richland County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Set COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Richland County will hold a household hazardous materials and pesticide collection on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. … read more ›
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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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