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Agriculture

Feb 6, 2024

Applications for hemp growing permits on the decline

After reaching its apex in 2020, interest in hemp-growing permits have declines for ...

Jan 25, 2024

2024 South Carolina James Beard Awards’ semifinalists named

Chefs, bakers and establishments across the state have been nominated for the most prestigious ...

Nova Molecular Technologies, a high-purity solvents manufacturer, is expanding its operations in Sumter County. (Photo/Nova Molecular Technologies)
Jan 24, 2024

Ag tech manufacturer announces $24M expansion in Sumter County

Since establishing its South Carolina operations in 2014, the company has expanded to four Sumter County locations.

Jan 23, 2024

South Carolina Chef Ambassadors represent eateries in Elgin, Greer, Bluffton

The three were appointed Jan. 18 by Gov. Henry McMaster, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and ...

Dec 27, 2023

South Carolina Agriculture Department to take over some food safety responsibilities

Long the purview of DHEC, the responsibility for some of South Carolina’s food safety programs will shift from the health department to the state Department of Agriculture at the start of the new fiscal year …

Dec 19, 2023

Hampton County peanut company moving production into South Carolina

A company that has spend the last several years developing a scalable boiled peanut product is moving part of its production facilities into its home state with a new $5.25 million job-creating investment in Hampton County …

The USDA is making investments in 185 projects worth nearly $196 million to create new and better market opportunities for producers and entrepreneurs across the U.S., including in South Carolina.
Nov 28, 2023

South Carolina receives $33M federal funding boost for agriculture initiatives

The USDA is making investments in 185 projects worth nearly $196 million to create new and better market opportunities for producers and entrepreneurs across the U.S.

Nov 16, 2023

COR3 Design Celebrates Khris Kirk Becoming A Registered Architect

COR3 Design is thrilled to celebrate our talented Project Architect, AIA, NCARB, Khris Kirk, as she recently completed all requirements and testing to become a Registered Architect in the state of South Carolina. This is no small feat, as completing this registration requires a series of rigorous examinations and years of qualif[...]

Nov 1, 2023

South Carolina farmers awarded funding to implement technology

The federal funding will feature training on how to incorporate digital technology, such as using drones to collect data to implement data usage into farming practices and operations.

Oct 20, 2023

First vertical farm of its kind in the United States coming to Columbia

The S.C. Department of Corrections, joined by the S.C. Department of Agriculture and South Carolina-based AmplifiedAg Inc., received legislative approval this week to build a vertical farming facility and training program at Camille Grif

Oct 6, 2023

Newberry company expanding again with $18M project

One of the largest timber producers in North America is growing its Newberry County sawmill operation with the third expansion in 10 years. The latest investment — this one for $17.7 million — will create 30 jobs.

Aug 28, 2023

South Carolina farmers and food processors can apply for grant funding

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant