Category: Agriculture

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

Governor Signs Feral Hog Transportation Bill

On May 17, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3539 – the Feral Hog Transportation Bill into law requiring hogs be properly identified when being transported. Feral hogs are responsible for an estimated $115 million in damage statewide each year.

Tomato Contest Registration Underway

The Dillon County Tomato Contest will look a little different for the 2021 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have an awards banquet at the end of the tomato contest.

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.

Local Farmers To Participate In Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase

The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, invites you to join Dr. Buz Kloot, Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina; Mr. Jason Carter, a farmer in Eastover, South Carolina; Sonny Price, a farmer in Dillon, South Carolina; and Mr. Doug Newton, a farmer in Clio, South Carolina, at the virtually held Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, at 2 p.m. (EST) on March 16, 2021.

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.