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Mar 4, 2022

Plant and flower festival ready to bloom at SC Farmers Market

The Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival is returning to the S.C. State Farmers Market next month. Visitors can shop for garden essentials, seasonal produce and more at the event, set for

Feb 23, 2022

Program offers free seed packets to Richland County residents

Beginning Tuesday, visitors to Richland Library's Eastover branch can select up to four packets of seeds per household in a program created by a partnership between Richland County and Dominion Energy. The initiative will also

Feb 16, 2022

Equitable food distribution goal of new SC network

A new network aims to unite organizations across South Carolina's food system to address the vulnerability in supply chains exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is

Feb 1, 2022

New card aims to simplify purchasing process for farmers

The South Carolina Agricultural Tax Exemption card will replace a paper form that farmers have had to fill out to receive sales tax exemptions for items used in agricultural production. Card applications are available

Jan 5, 2022

Summer food program seeks S.C. sponsors

S.C. government agencies, school districts and private nonprofits are being sought to provide summer meals to children through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food service program. Sponsors can receive

Dec 20, 2021

Hemp farming applications now open; permit fees reduced

Hemp farming applications for the 2022 growing season are now open, and permit fees have been cut in half, according to the S.C. Department of Agriculture. The deadline to apply online is

Dec 20, 2021

Eligible farmers can receive safety improvement reimbursement

Reimbursements of up to $2,000 per year are available to eligible farmers who make on-farm improvements to reduce the risk of foodborne illness such as worker training and handwashing stations. The deadline to apply is

Dec 2, 2021

Conservation grants to aid schools’ tree-planting efforts

3 area schools will celebrate South Carolina's observation of Arbor Day tomorrow by planting trees. The efforts will be supported by Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District mini-grants, offered each year in amounts up to ...

Sep 8, 2021

Premium Peanut establishing Orangeburg County operations

The $64.3 million investment is expected to create 130 jobs. The grower-owned peanut shelling company, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Georgia, has a plant shelling capacity of 300,000 tons, or 10% of the U.S. peanut crop.

Sep 7, 2021

Programs available to aid S.C. agribusinesses, farmers

S.C. agribusinesses have until the end of this month to apply for a tax credit for purchasing more products certified as grown in the state. Farmers and food processors may also apply for organic certification reimbursement.

Jul 23, 2021

Prestage Farms to invest $150 million in Kershaw County

Prestage Farms of South Carolina LLC, a division of Prestage Farms, plans to construct a new processing facility in Kershaw County, a $150 million investment the company says will create 292 new jobs.

Jul 8, 2021

Poultry processing facility to create 292 jobs in Kershaw County

Prestage Farms of South Carolina is investing $150 million to open a second facility in Camden. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, with hiring slated to begin in the third quarter.