Category: Agriculture

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.

Young People Learning Skills At Garden

A group of young people from Vision Education Center are learning skills that will last them a lifetime at the community garden located behind the City of Dillon Wellness Center.

New And Beginning Farmer Program Accepting Applications

The S.C. New and Beginning Farmer program is accepting applications for the Class of 2012 until June 30.

Wild Hogs Remain a Concern in S.C.

During the last year, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has made an effort to provide increased information on wild hogs in South Carolina by participating in several workshops with Clemson University Extension and other agencies.

Local Farmer Wins Money For 4-H

Jim McColl of Little Rock 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.

$6,000 Reward Offered for Information On The Killing Of Whooping Crane 12-04

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of a whooping crane reported by an Alabama conservation officer at Weiss Lake, in Cherokee County Ala., on Jan. 28, 2011.

Southern States Cooperative Annual Meeting Recently Held

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.

Cost Of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Up Slightly In 2010

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.

Unofficial Election Results For Dillon County ONLY

Here are the unofficial results for Dillon County ONLY.

Local Farmer Wins Money For Girl Scout Troop

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.