Category: Agriculture

Local Southern States Board Elections Held

Neal Baxley of Marion and Danny Coleman of Dillon were elected to the local board at the Southern States Annual Membership meeting of the Little Rock Plant held at Shuler’s Barbecue in Latta.

Annual Farm-City Awards Luncheon Held

State Farm Bureau President Harry Ott was the guest speaker at the annual Farm-City Week awards luncheon held at the City of Dillon Wellness Center.

Wild Hogs Are A Costly Headache For South Carolina’s Landowners

Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals.

Farmers Save Big With New Clemson Sensor-based Nutrient Management Plan

After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.

LVHS Students Participate In Land Judging Competition

The Lake View High School FFA placed 2nd at the Regional Land Judging Career Development Event on Tuesday, November 2.

Dillon County Eligible For USDA Assistance

Dillon County is eligible for USDA assistance as a result of an amendment to a Presidential Disaster Declaration for South Carolina, announced J. Wes Daniels, CED, of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Hurricane Matthew Affects State’s Crops

Hurricane Matthew, which crushed the Caribbean and then blasted the coast of the United States from Florida to North Carolina, certainly took no pity on South Carolina during its relentless march.

Senator Greg Hembree Receives John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award

Senator Greg Hembree of Little River, SC, who represents State Senatorial District 28 including Horry and Dillon Counties was presented the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award by the SC Association of Agricultural Educators at their recent annual conference held in Rock Hill.

Dillon County Health Initiative Offering Free Vegetable Plants And Seeds

The Dillon County Health Initiative (DCHI), a division of Rural Area Leadership Initiative – Dillon County (RALI-DC), is prepared to address the health issues in Dillon County head on. This fall, community members of all walks of life can plant and grow their own vegetables at no cost.

Planter’s Row: Weeds In The Garden

Weeds compete with vegetables for water, nutrients and light, making it important for them to be removed before they have matured.