Category: Agriculture

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

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Farm-City Week Awards Presented

The Farm-City Week Award winners have been announced.

4-H Scarecrow Winners Announced

Recently, Dillon County 4-H wrapped up our 2nd Annual 4-H Scarecrow Decorating Contest.

USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables For Agricultural Projections To 2031

On November 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release selected tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2031 report.

USDA Opens Registration For 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Registration is now open for the 98th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), the largest annual meeting and premiere event of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The two-day event will be held virtually on Feb. 24-25, 2022.