Category: Agriculture

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

Applications Available Now for 2013 SC Commissioner’s School For Agriculture

Rising high school juniors and seniors interested in attending this year’s South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA), held at Clemson University, can go online now to download their application. The application needs to be postmarked by Tuesday, April 16.

SC Food Policy Council: New Faces, Improved Vision, Refined Efforts

The South Carolina Food Policy Council would like to welcome new board members.

Purple Martins Arriving

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas, with reports of “scouts” logged almost daily online.

The Hamer Cotton Mill

I assume the location of the Hamer Cotton Mill as it was known when it was organized in 1903 was determined by one of the principal shareholders, Robert Pickett Hamer, Jr. who owned the land on which the plant was constructed. 

Dillon County Farmers Have Successful Year

Dillon County farmers had had a successful year in 2012 and are hopeful about 2013.

Peanut Growers Have Bumper Year

Peanut growers in South Carolina are used to feast or famine. So after a bumper year last year, they know what to expect

Cotton Growers See Record Year

If the cure for high prices is high prices, it certainly worked on cotton. South Carolina’s cotton growers have seen prices drop from $2 per pound about three years ago to around 80 cents per pound today.

Dillon Native Named To S.C. Dairy Hall Of Fame

Dillon, SC native Dr. Dixon Lee, Jr. was inducted into the South Carolina Dairy Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Clemson University recently.

Farm-City Week Winners Announced

The Farm-City Week winners have been announced.

Sickened By Abuse Of Goats

I just read an article in The Dillon Herald that really upset me and sickened me about the abuse to the goats. I know what some of you think that they are just goats who cares, well I do and so do a lot of other people.