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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SCDA Offers Free Consultations, Grant Opportunities for Produce Farmers

Keisha Rainey’s role as a GAP consultant takes her to a variety of farms around South Carolina. Photos by Keisha Rainey. Closing the GAP SCDA Offers Free Consultations, Grant Opportunities for Produce Farmers Story by Eva Moore, SCDA This story appears in the Feb. 6, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Good agricultural practices, aka GAP, are more than just… read more ›
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Irrigation Project Could Conserve Resources, Save Farmers Money

  Go with the Flow Irrigation Project Could Conserve Resources, Save Farmers Money Story by Eva Moore, SCDA, and Tyler Brown, SCDNR This story appears in the Feb. 6, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Farmers across South Carolina can apply to be part of a new project to improve the efficiency of their center pivot irrigation systems. The… read more ›
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Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans

Jay Boutchyard’s farm Freedom Acres is part of both the Homegrown By Heroes and Certified South Carolina programs. Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans Story by Eva Moore  This story appears in the Jan. 16, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. South Carolina is home to thousands of veterans who farm: More than 4,700 Palmetto State farms have a… read more ›
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