Category: Agriculture

Survey Shows Higher Prices For Bacon, Chicken, OJ, And More

Higher retail prices for several foods, including bacon, chicken breast, orange juice, sliced deli ham and flour resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pop-Up Farmers Market Held

Pop-up Farmers Market in Dillon on Thursday, September 21st

Clemson Expert Says Speed Matters When Digging Peanuts

BLACKVILLE — Driving too quickly can lead to significant losses when digging peanuts, according to a recent study by Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk.

Pop Up Farmers Market Is Thursday, Sept. 21st

The Dillon County Health Initiative (DCHI) will be sponsoring their second Pop Up Farmers Market on Thursday, September 21.

Farmers Assessing Irma Damage

As initial damage assessments and cleanup begin after Hurricane Irma’s impact on South Carolina, farmers throughout the state hope to experience minimal crop damage and infrastructure loss. With the mere size of Hurricane Irma, a large portion of the state’s 25,000 farmers may be negatively impacted.

New Technologies Offer Potential Big Savings For Agriculture

BLACKVILLE — Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production.

Growing In-Demand Soybeans Can Boost Profitability For Farmers

The farm economy has been in a holding pattern for years now, and managing for the future is more important than ever. On his family farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Marty Kable has had to make some tough decisions.

Pop-up Farmers Market Held

The Dillon County Health Initiative held a Pop-Up Farmers Market last Thursday.

Laura Britt Attends ‘Ag In The Classroom’ Institute

Dillon County teacher Laura Britt was among fifty educators from across the South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.

Expansion In Soy Acres Drives Checkoff Investments

The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops.