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South Carolina Seeks Soybean Farmers for United Soybean Board

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2020 South Carolina Seeks Soybean Farmers for United Soybean Board COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Soybean Board is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling South Carolina’s regular and alternate positions on the United Soybean Board, which will […]

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Federal Relief Bill Offers Help for South Carolina Agriculture

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2020 Federal Relief Bill Offers Help for South Carolina Agriculture COLUMBIA – Last week, Congress and President Trump approved a new bipartisan aid package to address the expanding COVID-19 pandemic. The total relief package includes roughly $2 trillion […]

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Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter: March 27, 2020

South Carolina Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172 in Cooperation with USDA-AMS Fruit & Vegetable Division. Download the March 27, 2020 Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter View back issues of the […]

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Livestock Newsletter: March 27, 2020

South Carolina Livestock Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172. Download the March 27, 2020 Livestock Newsletter View newsletter back issues

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An Update on COVID-19 and Food Supply Security

Every week Commissioner Hugh Weathers answers questions about what’s going on with agriculture in our state with The Southern Farm Network. Check back each week to hear the latest news, or you can listen to past interviews here. Read more ›

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Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Seeks Applicants

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov / Kyle Player, 803-734-2324, kplayer@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 23, 2020 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Seeks Applicants  COLUMBIA – The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), an initiative of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, is now accepting applications for its spring Entrepreneurship Program. The […]

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Department of Agriculture Closes Offices to Public, Farmers Markets Remain Open

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2020 Department of Agriculture Closes Offices to Public, Farmers Markets Remain Open COLUMBIA – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and in accordance with Gov. Henry McMaster’s March 19 executive order, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is […]

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Agriculture Commissioner: Food and Fiber Industries Are Essential During Emergency

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2020 Agriculture Commissioner: Food and Fiber Industries Are Essential During Emergency COLUMBIA – Agriculture, food production and food distribution are essential industries that provide food and fiber for all and play a critical role in the state’s economy. Never […]

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