Category: Agriculture

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

Equine Encephalitis Case Confirmed In Marion County

The first case this year of deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a South Carolina horse, Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), a state regulatory agency, has announced.

USDA To Provide $1 Billion In Loan Guarantees For Rural Businesses And Ag Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

USDA Announces Details Of Direct Assistance To Farmers Through The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up t $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Elizabeth Snipes Is New Clemson Extension Agent

Mrs. Elizabeth Snipes has joined Clemson Extension as the 4-H Agent for Dillon and Marlboro Counties.

Murder Hornets Are Much Ado About Nothing In South Carolina

A two-inch-long insect found dead six months ago on the other side of our continent has become the media’s latest cause celebre.

Researchers Find Cover Crop That Can Reduce Costs For Farmers

Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.

County Tomato Contest Will Move Forward With Changes

The Dillon County Tomato Contest will look a little different for the 2020 season.

Farmer Directs Funds To Humane Society

Dillon County farmer James McColl, directed $2,500 to Humane Society Of Dillon County through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

Growing Good Health Spring Plant Distribution Held

The Growing Good Health spring plant distribution was held on Tuesday prior to the Governor’s stay-at-home order went into effect.

Pesticide Certification Renewal Deadline And Testing Postponed

State officials have adopted an emergency regulation that will give pesticide applicators in South Carolina the opportunity to extend renewal of their operating licenses until the end of the year.