Category: Agriculture

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

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.

Food And Ag Play Vital Role In South Carolina’s Economy

On National Ag Day, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers is asking South Carolinians to thank farmers and food industry workers for their contributions to our economy.

USDA Commits $215 Million To Enhance The American Food Supply Chain

0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making available up to $215 million in grants and other support to expand meat and poultry processing options, strengthen the food supply chain, and create jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas. Today’s funding opportunity, announced…

Permanent Farmers Market Location Proposed For Downtown Dillon

According to the USDA, “Farmers markets have become a critical ingredient to our nation’s economy, food systems, and communities. Connecting rural to urban, farmer to consumer, and fresh ingredients to our diets, farmers markets are becoming economic and community centerpieces in cities and towns across the U.S.”

4-H Poultry Project Sign-up Underway

It’s that time of year again, the time to sign up for the 2022 4-H Poultry Project.

Man Grows Huge Turnip

RANDY JONES, who resides in May Hill Top in Lake View, grew this huge turnip. He used regular fertilizer and water. (Photo by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald)