Like most commodity crops in South Carolina, soybeans took a soaking in 2015, hanging helplessly from their stems above ground that was too saturated for heavy harvest equipment to navigate.
Corn growers in South Carolina escaped the wrath of early October’s epic rainfall, but the damage had already been done. Long before the brutal storm released its first drop, a severe summer drought and accompanying heat wave scorched cornfields throughout most of the state.
A stressed crop market could further pinch South Carolina farmers already reeling from last year’s drought and historic flood.
The annual Farm-City Banquet was held on Monday. After a morning tour, participants returned to the City of Dillon Wellness Center where they enjoyed a hot dog luncheon and awards were presented.
Youth from Dillon County and the Pee Dee Region had the opportunity to showcase their 4-H projects at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair.
Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the board of directors of the Agricultural Alumni Organization are seeking nominations of outstanding alumni for three significant awards including the Professional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Young Alumni Award.
Robert and Shirley Coleman have been operating their family farm, located at 2533 Centerville Road, Latta, for 54 years. They hope to see their farm continue to operate for years to come.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued an agricultural permit for the expansion of an existing poultry farm and the disposal of the manure. The public notice states that the farm will have 114,000 animals with a normal production live weight at any one time of 233,700 pounds.
The 5th Annual Aim-at-Ag Sporting Clays Tournament, put on by ArborOne Farm Credit, drew the largest crowd ever, with 128 shooters participating.
0 THIS PINEAPPLE plant, grown by W.J. Gadson, has produced five pineapples so far this season. Pictured are (l-r) Makayla Gadson, Taylor Gadson, and Riana Green, holding the latest pineapple that came off the plant. (Photo by Betsy Finklea/The Dillon Herald)