In order to maximize space, maintain a consistent tone, and enforce our policies, the Market Bulletin reserves the right to edit ads and notices.
Ads are received in good faith, and the SC Department of Agriculture assumes no responsibility for their content.
Sealed bids, legal notices, and consignment sales are not accepted.
Only ads pertaining to the production of agricultural products and related items are published.
We will accept ads for South Carolina items, even if the person placing the ad lives out of state, provided the item is in state at the time the ad is published and at the time of sale.
The Market Bulletin cannot accept ads from commercial dealers, agents, or businesses, including real estate.
A household may submit ads in up to four different categories. Only one ad per category is allowed.
Ads are published in one issue only. The person placing the ad is responsible for resubmitting the ad if they would like it to appear again.
There is no charge to place an ad.
Ads can be no longer than 150 characters including name, county, and phone number.
Items for sale must include a price.
How to Submit Ads
No matter the submission method, submissions must include the advertiser’s name, complete address with zip code and county, and phone number with area code. While we don’t publish the address, we need this information for our records.
Do not use all capital letters.
- Email: Send ads to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the words “Market Bulletin ad” in the subject line.
- Online: Go to agriculture.sc.gov/market-bulletin. Select “Submit Market Bulletin Ad” and complete the form. If you include your email address, you will receive an automated reminder for a renewal.
- Mail: SC Market Bulletin, PO Box 11280, Columbia, SC 29211. You must use 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
- Fax: 803-734-0659
How to Renew Ads
You can renew ads by phone, provided there are no changes to the ad, by calling 803-734-2536. If there are any changes to the ad, you must resubmit it using one of the methods outlined above.
The deadline for submitting or renewing ads and notices is noon on Tuesday of the week before the publication date.
The Market Bulletin is published on the first and third Thursday of each month — not every other week.
Subscriptions cost $10 per year for electronic (an active email address is required), $15 for paper, or $20 for both.
You can subscribe, renew, or change your address online or by mail.
We cannot accept new subscriptions or renewals over the phone, but we can handle address changes by phone at 803-734-2536.
To subscribe online by credit card, click here.
To subscribe by mail, send a check or money order payable to the SC Department of Agriculture to SC Market Bulletin, PO Box 11280, Columbia, SC 29211. You must include the following information: Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, Email. Do not send cash in the mail. Non-refundable. Allow 4 – 6 weeks for processing.
Specific Category Rules
The seller must provide a copy of a current negative Coggins test with the ad. Scanned copies are acceptable.
Ads may not be submitted by commercial dealers. A current farm tag issued by the SCDMV is required on all farm vehicles.
Notices are accepted for agricultural work only and not for housework, nursing or companionship needs.
Farm land must be offered for sale by the owner, not an agent. Tracts must be at least 5 acres under cultivation, timber or pasture. Out-of-state owners—not real estate agents—may submit ads for land in South Carolina.
Produce must be raw and non-processed. Raw milk, butter and cheese products must be permitted by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. An egg license is not required for on-farm points of sale.
GARDEN PLANTS & FLOWERS
Ads are not accepted from commercial nurseries, which are defined as having annual sales of $5,000 or more.
All seed advertisements must be accompanied by a copy of a Seed Lab Test.
WANT – LIVESTOCK
Each ad must list specific animals.
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