It’s Boiled Peanut Season

It's Boiled Peanut Season This story appears in the July 2, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. As any peanut farmer will tell you, a peanut is not a nut but a legume – and there’s no better way to remind yourself of that fact than to boil it. Boiling in salt water softens and seasons a peanut,… read more ›
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How to Donate to Farmers to Food Banks

Certified South Carolina and the nonprofit South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture are partnering on Farmers to Food Banks, an initiative to support farmers and needy South Carolinians. Using donated funds, distributors are buying food from South Carolina farmers and distributing it to local food banks to ease COVID-19 strains on the food system. Those who wish to donate to or… read more ›
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SC Cattle Producers Weather the COVID-19 Storm

  SC Cattle Producers Weather the COVID-19 Storm June is Beef Month in South Carolina Story by Eva Moore, SCDA This story appears in the June 4, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Every June, South Carolina observes Beef Month – and it’s safe to say this year’s Beef Month is like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the… read more ›
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2020 Census Is Crucial for Rural Communities

Make It Count 2020 Census Is Crucial for Rural Communities Story by Eva Moore, SCDA This story appears in the May 21, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. In some rural areas, that’s a tough task. Households may have P.O. boxes instead of mailing… read more ›
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SCDA’s Feed Safety Team Keeps Pets and Livestock Safe

  SCDA’s Feed Safety Team Keeps Pets and Livestock Safe Story by Eva Moore, SCDA This story appears in the May 7, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. While many people know that the South Carolina Department of Agriculture works with farmers, fewer know that the department has a Consumer Protection Division tasked with everything from checking gas pumps to… read more ›
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South Carolina’s Strawberry Season Is In Full Swing

Strawberry Surprise South Carolina’s Strawberry Season Is In Full Swing Story by Eva Moore, SCDA Photo via Dixie Belle’s Facebook page This story appears in the April 16, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. For South Carolinians, strawberry season couldn’t have come at a better time. As COVID-19 cases multiply, so have feelings of dread and uncertainty for many people… read more ›
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