Category: Agriculture

News of interest to the Dillon County, SC, farming community

Mullins Farmer Donates Peanut Butter To Latta School District

The SC Peanut Growers’ Association made up of mostly Pee Dee and I-95 corridor farmers have donated thousands of jars of peanut butter that was made with locally grown peanuts to local food banks, church pantries and schools just in time to “spread the peanut butter for Christmas spirit” this year.

Agricultural Outlook For 2021 Discussed At Conference

During the 5th Annual Clemson Extension Ag Outlook Conference, held virtually, featured guest speaker David Kohl said disjointed recovery for the United States and the world, coupled with trade agreement uncertainty has created an economic and financial divide in agriculture.

Farm-City Award Winners Announced

The Dillon County Farm-City Week awards have been presented.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour and meal did not take place, but award winners were still chosen.

Farm-City Week To Be Observed Nov. 20-27

Farm-City Week will be celebrated this year from Nov. 20 through Nov. 27. It is a week to express appreciation for the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities.

Christel Youmans Recognized For Service At FSA Office

Dillon County farmers presented a plaque to Christel Youmans on October 23, 2020, recognizing her 21 years of service at FSA helping farmers.

PHOTO GALLERY: National 4-H Week Scarecrows

Here are some of the scarecrows seen about town during National 4-H Week.

Final Pop-Up Farmers Market Of The Year Held

The final Pop-Up Farmers Market of the year was held Monday in the South Plaza.

Certified South Carolina Is Good For Farmers, Good For Business

South Carolinians are eating more local food thanks to the continued success of the Certified South Carolina program.

Funding Available To Help With Organic Certification

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

SC Farmers Can Now Apply Online For Produce Safety Rule Exemption

There are about 2,700 produce farms in South Carolina – and many are potentially exempt from the Produce Safety Rule, meaning they would not have to undergo routine inspections by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety team.