Category: Agriculture

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

East Elementary 4-Hers Create School Garden

Have you driven by East Elementary lately? If you have, you might have noticed that it looks like a school garden will soon be growing! Land has been cleared, raised beds have been placed, and soil has been laid.

National Agriculture Day Is March 21st

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017.

Local Young Farmers Attend Annual SCFB State Conference

A record number of attendees met recently for the annual South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.

Bryant Wins Distinguished Service Award

Cullen Bryant, a Dillon County farmer, received the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the SCFB’s 73rd annual meeting’s awards and recognition program.

Clemson Extension Recognizes Agents For Flood Assistance

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015.

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.