South Carolina Farm Bureau Grain Elevator Breaks Ground for Expansion

The South Carolina Farm Bureau Marketing Association Grain Elevator broke ground today on a multimillion-dollar expansion that will nearly double its grain storage capacity and add new office and warehouse space. The project is a partnership through the Growing Agribusiness Fund administered by the South Carolina...

Mariculture: Farming in the Sea

Stephanie Sox
Bulls Bay Seafood sign

Farming is a labor of love, whether you plant your seeds in the ocean or in the soil.

It’s one of those places that you can’t get to from here; so many great places in South Carolina are like that. Situated off Highway 17, just north of Mount Pleasant sits this sleepy fishing town. The town lines are drawn by borders of...

A Farewell to Arms, A Welcome to Farms

Tom Poland

Note: Since this story was published, the Rutters have relocated to Townville, SC


A classic World War II poster brings to mind Norman Rockwell’s America. A man and woman tend a garden. A boy in coveralls holds a wooden basket overflowing with corn, tomatoes, onions and lettuce. The headline? PLANT A VICTORY GARDEN...

SC Young Farmers and Ranchers Grow as Leaders in Columbia

2024 YF&R Conference - Let's Grow

Over three hundred young farmers, ranchers and ag enthusiasts ages 18-35 years old, met recently for the annual South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Columbia. Members from across the state gathered to network, become better leaders in their communities and learn how to overcome...

Gone Hog Wild... or Hogs Gone Wild and Deer too!

Stephanie Sox
Wild hogs
One mid-April morning, Rachael Sharp and her father Don were out checking their recently planted cornfields. “I noticed something looked a little off,” Rachael recalls. “We went on around the curve of the road and the damage was just incredible.”

2024 AFBF YF&R Competitive Events Sponsors

Rachael Sharp placed 4th for the 2023 AFBF YF&R Achievement Award

We are excited to announce that the 2024 AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Competitive Events sponsors are Ford, Case IH, Stanley Black & Decker and American Agricultural Insurance Company. Farm Bureau thanks them for their continued support in recognizing our outstanding young farmers and ranchers. 

The YF&R program helps...

South Carolina Farm Bureau Launches Land Trust

South Carolina Farm Bureau officially launched the SCFB Land Trust yesterday at an event in Lowrys. The Land Trust will focus on conserving working farmlands, ranches and forests.

“Farmers need options to protect their land and their legacy,” said Harry Ott, South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation President. “We formed...