Category: Agriculture

Senator Kent Williams On Thanksgiving

Appropriately, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks – other than just for the delicious food that may be set before us.

Owen Wallace Speaks To Glove And Trowel Garden Club

The Glove and Trowel Garden Club, a member of the Dillon Council of Garden Clubs, Coastal District, South Atlantic Region, The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. met on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. at the home of Linda Dutton.

Senator Williams On The S.C. State Fair

With the prospect of indulging on cotton candy, corn dogs or a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts – a concoction affectionately known as the “Luther Burger” – it’s easy the “find your happy” at the S.C. State Fair.

Commerce And Agriculture Departments Focus On Agribusiness

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture today announced that the agencies have partnered to create a new agribusiness project manager position.

Farm-City Week To Be Observed Week Of November 21st

Farm-City Week will be held the week of November 21, 2011. It is a local community program with the goal of enhancing a better understanding between rural and urban residents by encouraging our residents to join us on a tour of selected city and county areas of interest and joining us for a complimentary lunch.

Opinion: Change Is On The Menu At Schools Across The Country

Do you know what your children are eating for lunch at school today? Do you know where it came from? On average, two of every three school children eat a National School Lunch Program lunch and consume about one-third of their total calories from that meal each weekday. Unfortunately, that food travels over 2500 miles to get to them.

Disaster Loans Available To Dillon County Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in South Carolina as a result of the drought and excessive heat that began on April 1, 2011.

Cullen Bryant To Represent State On America’s Farmer Grow Rural Education Advisory Council

Cullen Bryant of Dillon was selected to represent South Carolina on the America’s Farmer Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a board to determine the rural school district recipients of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants.

Bethea To Serve As Alternate Director On United Soybean Board

Nineteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after receiving appointment recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Dillon County Is Among Counties Maintaining Moderate Drought Status

Dillon County was among the counties who maintained moderate drought status. The moderate drought declaration is followed by increasing levels of severity to severe and extreme status. The committee’s decision to maintain or upgrade was driven by continuing concern over agricultural impacts, low stream flows and increased forest fire activity. Sporadic and localized rainfall has not mitigated the ongoing drought status throughout the state.