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Feb 3, 2023

Richland County expands free seed program for residents

A program that provides free vegetable, herb and wildflower seeds to Richland County residents is re-launching with a second permanent location, thanks to funding from a Dominion Energy Environmental Education and Stewardship Grant

Jan 17, 2023

Food waste upcycling company to open $8M Lee County facility

This is the first South Carolina faclity for the company, which is partnering with a family-run farm with a long history of utilizing organic residuals as a supplemental fertilizer.

Dec 2, 2022

Grants available to boost South Carolina meat-processing industry

The S.C. Department of Agriculture is seeking to improve meat processing capacity in the state with a new $3 million matching grant program. This funding will help local processing facilities thrive and employ more workers

Nov 14, 2022

SC State to host holiday farmers market

The S.C. State 1890 Extension Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Program is hosting a holiday farmers market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Staley Hall on the campus of South Carolina State

Oct 13, 2022

Agricultural hemp company will invest $8.8M in Clarendon County facility

Agricultural hemp specialist SC Canna LLC is investing $8.8 million for indoor growing operations in Clarendon County expected to create 37 jobs. SC Canna LLC is a subsidiary of Sirius-A-Bioscience that grows and distributes medical

Sep 7, 2022

SC women making mark in wine industry

When Vicki Weigle set out to develop a vineyard and winery on the grounds of a former tobacco farm in Horry County nearly 30 years ago, many local farmers thought she was making a big mistake. Recently, one of those nay-sayers

Aug 26, 2022

South Carolina receives grant for specialty crops

South Carolina farmers who grow specialty crops will benefit from more than a grant of more than $591,000 the state received on Thursday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service

Aug 15, 2022

ACRE curriculum offers agribusiness development training

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship is partnering with Clemson Cooperative Extension to accept applications for the fifth annual curriculum program for agribusiness

Jul 28, 2022

Tax credits available to agribusinesses for purchasing SC-grown products

State agribusinesses have until Sept. 30 to apply for tax credits intended to reward companies for buying S.C.-grown products. Income tax credits or withholding tax credits are available to qualified agribusinesses or agricultural

Jul 13, 2022

City Roots investing $4.4 million in expansion

Columbia urban farm and agribusiness City Roots is investing $4.4 million in an expansion expected to create 60 jobs in the next five years. The expansion will include a relocation to

Jun 23, 2022

9 agribusiness entrepreneurs win share of $150,000 in funding

Nine agribusiness entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of $150,000 in the latest round of the S.C. Department of Agriculture's Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship funding. The businesses range from

Mar 24, 2022

Agricultural innovation program now accepting applications

Now in its fifth year, the ACRE program has awarded nearly $680,000 to 58 businesses. Selected agriculture entrepreneurs will pitch a panel of judges later this spring for a chance to win up to