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Build a Better Burger

Stephanie Sox
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Build a better burger from farms right here in the Palmetto State.

Nothing says summer like a backyard cookout. And the menu? Burgers piled high with your favorite toppings. Meet some South Carolina farmers who grow everything you need to build the perfect burger that will have guests at your next outdoor gathering...

Dominion Energy Offers Custom Energy Efficiency Incentives for Farmers

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Dominion Energy announced new incentives to produce long-term, cost-effective electric savings for agribusinesses by offering incentives structured to cover a portion of the cost of installing energy efficiency measures. The program offers incentives for site-specific, cost-effective technologies. Projects must...

The Census and Rural Communities

Cassidy Murphy

 

The 2020 census results are in and they confirm what we all already suspected: everyone is moving to the South.[1]Within the past 10 year period, South Carolina’s population grew 10.7% and we are now over 5.1 million people who, hopefully, all have smiling faces because they all sure do live in some beautiful...

SCFB Hosts Congressman Joe Wilson During Bus Tour

South Carolina Farm Bureau hosted Congressman Joe Wilson during a stop on his annual district Bus Tour on August 18. SCFB President Harry Ott along with other Farm Bureau Federation and Insurance representatives met with the Congressman at the State Farm Bureau Office in Cayce.

During the meeting, President Ott gave...

Cows and Climate Change

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Explore statistics and other information regarding the impact of cows and cattle production on climate change.

Feral Hog Transport Bill Becomes Law

On May 17, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3539 – the Feral Hog Transportation Bill into law requiring hogs be properly identified when being transported. Feral hogs are responsible for an estimated $115 million in damage statewide each year.

Introduced by Representative Sylleste Davis from Berkeley...

Bats! Those Amazing Fly-By-Night Creatures

Larry Chesney

Farmers benefit greatly from the presence of bats. But these highly effective insect-eaters are facing some new and deadly threats

Bat bares its fangs
A brown bat shows his teeth

For many South Carolinians, a very relaxing way to enjoy a summertime sunset is to sit outside and watch the acrobatic maneuvers of bats in flight. What makes the show even more...

COVID-19 Aid Released and Expanded to Include More Producers

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021 – USDA announced today its plans to distribute more than $12 billion under a program called Pandemic Assistance for Producers, which includes aid that had been put on hold as well as funds newly allocated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The program assists farmers and ranchers who...

SCFB Women Donate more than $11,000 to Local Charities

The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees around the state collected more than $11,500 in food and donations from a drive conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. Members from county SCFB Women’s committees organized to collect food and money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)...

Wild Hogs – A Statewide Problem

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Farmers across South Carolina have been battling the menacing wild hog with increasing vigor for the last few years as the swine’s prolific breeding and cunning keep it from being easily exterminated. The feral hogs destroy freshly planted fields, then ruddy the ground making it nearly impossible to replant. They...