Category: Agriculture

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

Lake View Man Grows 54-lb. Watermelon

Randy Jones has grown this 54-lb. watermelon in his garden at his home at May Hilltop in Lake View, S.C.

DCHI Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

DCHI Pop Up Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 7-13, 2022.

Lynch Brothers First To Find Cotton Blooms On Family Farm

The Lynch brothers were the first to discover cotton blooms on their family farm.

Ronnie Bracey Wins Dillon County Tomato Champion Title

June 23rd, 2022 marked another year of Dillon County’s infamous tomato growers contest and banquet, to name the best tomato growers in the county for 2022.

Dillon County Drought Designation Upgraded

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call June 30, upgraded the drought designation for all counties in South Carolina.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Applications To Be Taken June 9th In Dillon County

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is returning to South Carolina with the application process returning to in-person at designated distribution sites across the state.

Time Running Out To Enter 2022 Tomato Contest

The deadline to register for the 2022 Dillon County Tomato Contest is June 1.

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.

Inflation Expected To Burden Economy For Several Years

Overall consumer prices in April were 8.3% higher than a year ago, and America’s families can expect inflation to continue putting pressure on their wallets for the next few years.

AFBF Recognizes First Steps To Address High Food Prices

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on President Joe Biden’s plan to address production costs and the affordability of food.