Category: Agriculture

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

PHOTO GALLERY: National 4-H Week Scarecrows

Here are some of the scarecrows seen about town during National 4-H Week.

Final Pop-Up Farmers Market Of The Year Held

The final Pop-Up Farmers Market of the year was held Monday in the South Plaza.

Certified South Carolina Is Good For Farmers, Good For Business

South Carolinians are eating more local food thanks to the continued success of the Certified South Carolina program.

Funding Available To Help With Organic Certification

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

SC Farmers Can Now Apply Online For Produce Safety Rule Exemption

There are about 2,700 produce farms in South Carolina – and many are potentially exempt from the Produce Safety Rule, meaning they would not have to undergo routine inspections by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety team.

Virtual Workshop To Be Held On Selling Locally Produced Meats

Join North Carolina Cooperative Extension and NC Choices for a live virtual presentation on all matters dealing with selling locally produced meats on Tuesday, September 22, at 3:00 p.m.

DCHI Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

The DCHI (Dillon County Health Initiative) Pop-Up Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020.

Be Wary Of Unsolicited Packages Of Seeds That Come In The Mail

State agriculture officials are warning South Carolinians to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them.

Dillon County Tomato Contest Winners Announced

Although the contest was little different this year and a banquet was not held due to COVID-19, the Dillon County Tomato Contest went forward.

Equine Encephalitis Case Confirmed In Marion County

The first case this year of deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a South Carolina horse, Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), a state regulatory agency, has announced.