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McCall Farms Expansion Will Create 140 New Jobs

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2019 McCall Farms Expansion Will Create 140 New Jobs  COLUMBIA — McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based manufacturers of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Bruce’s Yams, Allens, Allens Popeye, Veg-All and Princella, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Florence County. The $50 […]

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Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter: October 18, 2019

South Carolina Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172 in Cooperation with USDA-AMS Fruit & Vegetable Division. Download the Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter from October 18, 2019 View back issues of […]

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Livestock Newsletter: October 18, 2019

South Carolina Livestock Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172. Download the Livestock Newsletter from October 18, 2019 View back issues of the newsletter

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Feature: Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens

Photo courtesy of Rita Bachmann A Helping Hand Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Oct. 3, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. A former organic farmer, Rita Bachmann launched the gardening consulting business Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest in 2011. We spoke with Bachmann […]

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State Fair 2019

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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South Carolina Farms Showing Effects as Drought Worsens

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Katherine Helms, 803-734-5229, khelms@scda.sc.gov; Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 7, 2019 South Carolina Farms Showing Effects as Drought Worsens COLUMBIA — Last week, the U.S. Drought Monitor moved parts of six South Carolina counties into the D3, or “extreme drought” category, confirming what farmers in the state […]

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Livestock Newsletter: October 4, 2019

South Carolina Livestock Report is published weekly except Thanksgiving and Christmas by the SC Dept. of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, Commissioner. Published by the Market News Division, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC 29172. Download the Livestock Newsletter from October 4, 2019 View back issues of the newsletter

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