Category: Agriculture

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

PHOTO GALLERY: First Pop-Up Farmers Market Of Season Held

THE FIRST POP-UP FARMERS MARKET of the season was held on Monday, May 9th.

Entrants Being Accepted For 2022 Dillon County Tomato Contest

Entrants now being accepted for the 2022 Dillon County Tomato Contest.

DCHI Accepting Applications For Free Plant Giveaway

DCHI is currently accepting applications for their Growing Good Health Free Plant Giveaway. The deadline for submitting an application is April 18, 2022.

USDA Commits $215 Million To Enhance The American Food Supply Chain

0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making available up to $215 million in grants and other support to expand meat and poultry processing options, strengthen the food supply chain, and create jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas. Today’s funding opportunity, announced…

Permanent Farmers Market Location Proposed For Downtown Dillon

According to the USDA, “Farmers markets have become a critical ingredient to our nation’s economy, food systems, and communities. Connecting rural to urban, farmer to consumer, and fresh ingredients to our diets, farmers markets are becoming economic and community centerpieces in cities and towns across the U.S.”

4-H Poultry Project Sign-up Underway

It’s that time of year again, the time to sign up for the 2022 4-H Poultry Project.

Man Grows Huge Turnip

RANDY JONES, who resides in May Hill Top in Lake View, grew this huge turnip. He used regular fertilizer and water. (Photo by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald)

Perdue AgriBusiness and Missouri Soybeans Announce First Organic High Oleic SOYLEIC® Soybean Contracting Program

Perdue AgriBusiness, a leading U.S. agriculture products and services company, in partnership with the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, today announced plans to offer the first organic high oleic SOYLEIC® soybean grower contract program providing premiums to plant and deliver heart-healthy high oleic soybeans.

Hemp Farming Permit Applications To Open Jan. 1

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce hemp farming permit applications for the 2022 growing season – with fees cut in half.

Funds Available To Help SC Farmers Improve Food Safety

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is proud to announce the On-Farm Improvement Cost Share Program.