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

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2019 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival Returns to State Farmers Market COLUMBIA, SC – The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, one of the midlands most anticipated events of the year, returns to the State […]

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Livestock Newsletter: March 15, 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 March 15, 2019 View back issues of the newsletter

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Fruit & Vegetable Newsletter: March 15, 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 for March 15, 2019 View back issues of […]

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South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2019 South Carolina Completes Updated Equine Impact Study COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina’s equine industry contributes nearly $2 billion and 29,000 jobs annually to the state’s economy, according to a new study released today by the South Carolina […]

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Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship Re-Opens Grants Applications available online COLUMBIA, SC – Are you an agribusiness entrepreneur who would benefit from business mentoring, funding and access to grant consultants?  The Agribusiness Center for Research and […]

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Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Being Accepted COLUMBIA, SC – Applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) are available at scspecialtycropblockgrant.com and are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.  Applications must be submitted by […]

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South Carolina Farmers Estimate Minimal Crop Loss From Freeze

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2019 South Carolina Farmers Estimate Minimal Crop Loss From Freeze COLUMBIA, S.C. – Earlier this week, temperatures dipped below freezing temperatures on two consecutive nights, and now farmers are beginning crop damage assessments, primarily with peaches, blueberries and […]

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Livestock Newsletter: March 8, 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 March 8, 2019 View back issues of the newsletter

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