Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans

Jay Boutchyard’s farm Freedom Acres is part of both the Homegrown By Heroes and Certified South Carolina programs. Funding, Networking Available for SC Farmer-Veterans Story by Eva Moore  This story appears in the Jan. 16, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. South Carolina is home to thousands of veterans who farm: More than 4,700 Palmetto State farms have a… read more ›
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Simply Citrus Nursery Grows Cold-Hardy Varieties in SC’s Midlands

Top Left:The Hamlin orange produces tasty juice, with some seeds, and is hardy to around 20 degrees. Top Right: This mandarin hybrid is hardy to the lower 20s and matures in December. Bottom: The Ponderosa Lemon produces large, acidic fruit, and is cold sensitive. Right: Ben Salley with a blood orange called Sanguinelli, hardy to the lower 20s and late maturing, with a… read more ›
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Checking In On SC’s 2019 Hemp Harvest

Left: Ariel Ezekiel and her husband grew 40 acres of hemp this year. They harvested it in October, hanging it in a warehouse to dry. Right: The dried hemp was separated from its stalk and packaged in large bags for sale to a processor. Checking In On SC’s 2019 Hemp Harvest Story and Photos by Eva Moore  This story appears in the Dec.… read more ›
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John De La Howe School for Agriculture to Open Next Year

Commissioner Weathers and Assistant Commissioners Aaron Wood and Clint Leach visited the school in October. Photo courtesy John De La Howe. All other photos by Leonard Billie Photography. A New Future for Ag Education in SC John De La Howe School for Agriculture to Open Next Year By Hannah Arndt  This story appears in the Nov. 21, 2019 issue of the South Carolina… read more ›
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Anderson’s Providence Farm Is About Relationships

Providence Farm cows are moved frequently to new pasture. Photo by Eva Moore. Farming By Faith Anderson’s Providence Farm Is About Relationships  By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Nov. 7, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Donald Snow presses his boot down on the temporary fence so his wife Colleen and two S.C. Department of Agriculture staffers… read more ›
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South Carolina Celebrates National Farm to School Month

South Carolina students harvest sweet potatoes planted as part of the Green Heart Project. Courtesy photo. Nurturing the Future South Carolina Celebrates National Farm to School Month By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Oct. 17, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. During the week of October 21–25, students across South Carolina will be learning where their food… read more ›
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