Category: Agriculture

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

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.

USDA Now Accepting Grant Applications For Wood Products, Energy

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced approximately $13 million in new funding opportunities to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy.

Port Congestion And Shipping Delays Impact Agriculture

Backlogs at U.S. ports and container shortages are disrupting the supply chain. Micheal Clements shares more on how those issues are impacting agriculture.

Sonny Perdue And Terry Gilbert To Receive Top Farm Bureau Honors

The American Farm Bureau Federation will present its highest honors, the Distinguished Service Award and the Farm Bureau Founders Award, to former Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Terry Gilbert, former chair of AFBF’s Women’s Leadership Committee, respectively, during the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention, Jan. 7-12 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Applications Being Taken For Growing Good Health Fall Plant Distribution

The Dillon County Health Initiative is now taking applications for its Growing Good Health Fall Plant Distribution.