Category: Agriculture

NRCS Hosts Regional Conservation Partnership Program Workshop For Conservation Partners

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina held a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) workshop for conservation partners March 22 at the South Carolina Farm Bureau Building in Cayce.

Abandoned Crops, Soil Fertility Could Be Problematic This Planting Season

Crops abandoned after last year’s flood also could be problematic as the 2016 planting season gets under way this month.

Honoring The Tremendous Contribution Of Farmers

roviding the citizens with food, fiber, and fuel is the job that farmers all across the United States and right here in Dillon County are committed to doing each day.

Planter’s Row: Soil pH

​Adequate preparation for a spring garden is critical to ensure you have a successful harvest.

Planter’s Row: Weeds In Your Lawn

A weed’s life cycle has great impact on the selection and success of a given control procedure, so it is important to learn the life cycle characteristics of a weed when you first learn its identity.

Local Residents Attend Young Farmers And Ranchers Conference

A record number of attendees met recently for the 2016 South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Conference. Dillon County residents Kate Allen and Caleb Miller were among the more than 200 young farmers and ranchers who traveled to Clemson University to network, to become better leaders in their communities, and to share their experiences within the agriculture industry.

Two Men Elected To Southern States Board

Jim McColl of Little Rock and David Owens of Mullins 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 on January 26, 2016.

Soybean Farmers Keeping Fingers Crossed In 2016

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 Looking For New Start In 2016 After Last Year’s Firestorm

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.

Clemson Economist Says Over-Supply Could Stress Crop Prices in 2016

A stressed crop market could further pinch South Carolina farmers already reeling from last year’s drought and historic flood.