2014 Priority Policies
South Carolina Farm Bureau relies on the expertise and
services of several state agencies that provide research, technical assistance,
regulatory oversight, and promotion. We
encourage the General Assembly to continue to fund these necessary services to
the agribusiness community.
2013 was a devastating year to crop and property around South
Carolina. While the weather was quite a
challenge for our growers, we saw a continued increase in crop loss caused by
deer and feral hogs. The South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the state’s deer herd and
has been charged with enforcing laws on hunting and transporting feral
hogs. Therefore, we urge them to find
workable solutions to deer and hog damage to our crops.
We support passage of S.699, which will codify the fee assessed
on a ton of fertilizer. The fee pays for
the inspection of fertilizer to guaranty the proper elements and formulas.
We support the section of S.788 which provides landowners
liability protection from trespassers.
We ask the General Assembly to continue with efforts started
in 2013 to address our deteriorating highway infrastructure with emphasis on
existing rural roads and bridges.
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