Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants Applications available online COLUMBIA, SC – Are you an agribusiness entrepreneur who would benefit from business mentoring, funding and access to grant consultants?  The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), an initiative of… read more ›
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Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted COLUMBIA, SC – 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, April 12, 2019.  Applications must be submitted by email to bdorton@scda.sc.gov. “The SCBGP… read more ›
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South Carolina Farmers Estimate Minimal Crop Loss From Freeze

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2019 South Carolina Farmers Estimate Minimal Crop Loss From Freeze COLUMBIA, S.C. – Earlier this week, temperatures dipped below freezing temperatures on two consecutive nights, and now farmers are beginning crop damage assessments, primarily with peaches, blueberries and strawberries. Numerous members of the… read more ›
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South Carolina Farmers Prepare for Cold Temperatures

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2019 South Carolina Farmers Prepare for Cold Temperatures COLUMBIA, S.C. – As temperatures throughout South Carolina are predicted to drop into the twenties this week, farmers are preparing for another test from Mother Nature. Crops of particular concern with… read more ›
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SCDA Regulators To Notify Industry Regarding CBD and Hemp In Food and Feed Products In The Market Place

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Derek M. Underwood, 803-737-9700 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2019 SCDA Regulators To Notify Industry Regarding CBD and Hemp In Food and Feed Products In The Market Place The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is aware of the growing public interest in hemp and cannabis-derived products, including cannabidiol… 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 Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 6, 2019 Household Hazardous Materials and Pesticide Collection to be Held in York County YORK, S.C.  –  The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and York County will hold a household hazardous materials and pesticide collection on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.… read more ›
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