Category: Agriculture

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

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.

Online Class Teaches Farming Foundations

South Carolina residents looking to build their farm businesses can now learn what they need to start with a firm foundation thanks to an online class from Clemson Extension.

Entrants Being Accepted For 2022 Dillon County Tomato Contest

Entrants now being accepted for the 2022 Dillon County Tomato Contest.

DCHI Accepting Applications For Free Plant Giveaway

DCHI is currently accepting applications for their Growing Good Health Free Plant Giveaway. The deadline for submitting an application is April 18, 2022.