Category: Agriculture

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

Cooler-Than-Normal Spring Temperatures Affect Watermelons

Sweet, refreshing watermelon is a favorite summertime treat, but cooler-than-normal temperatures this spring have left South Carolina’s watermelon crop without the heat to fully flourish.

Bryant Huggins Is Winner Of The 4-H Small Garden Project

Bryant Huggins is the winner of the Cloverbud division in the 4-H small garden project.

John Rowell Grows Great Garden

JOHN ROWELL of Little Rock is shown with his garden. He grows corn, green Lima beans, potatoes, cucumbers, Dixie Lee peas, and black-eyed peas.

Clemson Researchers Work To Develop Less-Immunogenic Wheat Varieties For Gluten-Sensitive Customers

Gluten is a group of proteins found in some cereal grains, most notably wheat. While foods containing gluten are part of a healthy diet for people across the globe, these proteins can be detrimental for people with certain food intolerances.

DHEC Reminds Farmers to Register for Training on Upgrades to WIC’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reminds South Carolina farmers who already participate in the Women Infants & Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) – or who would like to begin participating in the program – to register for a required training session about upcoming improvements to the checkout process.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Vouchers To Be Distributed June 7th

This year’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) begins June 1, 2023. SFMNP is designed to help supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce while supporting South Carolina’s local farmers.

Downy Mildew Making Early Appearance In South Carolina

Downy mildew is making its annual appearance in South Carolina a little early this year and a Clemson University specialist says now is the time to protect cucurbits.

First Pop-Up Farmers Market Of The Season Held

THE FIRST POP-UP FARMERS MARKET of the season was held Monday, May 8.

First Pop Up Farmers Market Of The Season Is May 8th

The Dillon County Health Initiative’s Pop Up Farmers Market will open on May 8 from 4-7 p.m. on the South Plaza downtown Dillon.

$3.4 Million in Matching Grants Will Help SC Beef Processors Expand, Create Opportunities for Farmers

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is awarding a total of $3,471,088 in matching grant funding to eight South Carolina companies to help them expand their beef processing capacity.