Category: Agriculture

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

4-H Rabbit Project Registration Underway

Registration for the 2021 South Carolina 4-H Rabbit Project is currently underway.

Dillon County Taking Part In Power Plant SC

The South Carolina Floodwater Commission is launching an ambitious effort to plant 3 million tree seeds – assisted by citizens, students, churches, non-profits, municipal governments, private sector partners and other civic-minded organizations and volunteers – on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021.

SC Farmers Excited for 2021 Growing Season

After a difficult year, South Carolinians can look forward to the simple pleasures of juicy red strawberries, sweet watermelons, refreshing cucumbers, ripe peaches, fresh butter beans, vibrant basil and many other South Carolina crops.

Dillon County Volunteers To Participate In Power Plant SC

Volunteers from Dillon County will be among those participating in Power Plant SC, a statewide effort to plant three million tree seeds in a single day making it the largest single-day tree planting event in U.S. history.

Daniel Baxley To Serve As ACP State Producer Co-Chairman

Seven South Carolina cotton industry members have been elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2021.

Soil Sample Drop Box Available At Clemson Extension

Although the Clemson Extension office is still closed to the public, there is now a drop box for soil samples.

Turfgrasses Help Give Pollinators A Helping Hand On The Food Front

Turfgrasses sometimes get a “bad rap” for not giving our bees and other insect pollinators a helping hand on the food front.

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.