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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State Barbecue Champion Named at Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25, 2019 State Barbecue Champion Named at Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival COLUMBIA – The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion on Saturday, March 23. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture hosted this competition at… read more ›
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Lexington County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Scheduled

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2019 Lexington County Waste Pesticide Collection Event Scheduled LEXINGTON, SC – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Lexington County will hold a household hazardous materials and pesticide collection on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event… read more ›
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Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to 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 – March 18, 2019 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, SC – The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the midlands most anticipated events of the year, returns to the State Farmers Market Saturday, March 23… read more ›
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South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2019 South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina’s equine industry contributes nearly $2 billion and 29,000 jobs annually to the state’s economy, according to a new study released today by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture in coordination… read more ›
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