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The Steeplechase Comes to Charleston

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2017 The Steeplechase Comes to Charleston CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina has a rich heritage of horse racing, and the SC Department of Agriculture is helping to promote the sport on a statewide basis. In March, […]

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2017 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off

Every week Commissioner Hugh Weathers answers questions about what’s going on with agriculture in our state with The Southern Farm Network. Check back each week to hear the latest news, or you can listen to past interviews here. read more ›

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State Barbecue Champion Named at the Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27, 2017 State Barbecue Champion Named at the Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion on Saturday, March 25. The […]

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Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 Freezing Temperatures Devastate South Carolina Farmers COLUMBIA, S.C. – Last week, temperatures dipped to record lows and now South Carolina peach farmers face the worst crop damage they have seen in ten years. Strawberries and […]

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6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 6th Annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the Midlands most anticipated annual events, returns this […]

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SC Farmers Prepare for Wintery Weather

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2017 SC Farmers Prepare for Wintery Weather COLUMBIA, S.C. – As temperatures around South Carolina are predicted to drop into the twenties this week, farmers are preparing for another test from Mother Nature. Crops of particular […]

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Farm Link

Every week Commissioner Hugh Weathers answers questions about what’s going on with agriculture in our state with The Southern Farm Network. Check back each week to hear the latest news, or you can listen to past interviews here. read more ›

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