The eighty-eighth annual stockholder’s meeting of Southern States Cooperative was held on Wednesday, November 17 at the cooperative’s Richmond, Va. headquarters. Members of Southern States’ Board of Directors, stockholders and guests were given an overview of the cooperative’s performance during fiscal 2010, which ended in June.
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 1.3 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Here are the unofficial results for Dillon County ONLY.
Fitzhugh Bethea of Dillon has been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The awards are available through Monsanto Fund. Bethea has designated Girl Scout Troop #23, located in Dillon, to receive the award.
On Monday, Oct. 18, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to South Carolina to highlight economic development and job creation efforts to improve the lives of people who live in rural communities.
An expansion is being considered for the Price Swine Facility located on Harllee’s Bridge Road.