Legislative Update

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 Virtual Meeting to Discuss Feral Hog Problem

Over sixty South Carolina Farm Bureau members met virtually Monday, February 8 with State Representatives Mike Burns (Dist. 17), Sylleste Davis (Dist. 100), Doug Gilliam (Dist. 42), Patrick Haddon (Dist. 19), Davey Hiott (Dist. 4), Bill Hixon (Dist. 83) Randy Ligon (Dist. 43), Josiah Magnuson (Dist. 38), RJ May (Dist...

Farm Bureau Helps Secures CFAP Funding for Poultry Growers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Farm Bureau...

National Register to Vote Day

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Today is National Voter Registration Day, and we want to make sure you're ready. Remember that every issue from road funding to environmental policies affect agriculture, so it's important to have your voice heard and your vote counted.

Here's everything you need to know about registering and voting absentee. 

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There’s Still Work to be Done

Cassidy Evans
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South Carolina Farm Bureau was making strides on important priority state issues -- like protecting agricultural property from development in rural areas and the creation of a permanent statutory framework to help farmers recover from catastrophic weather events – when COVID-19 shut down the General Assembly in the...

Grassroots Traditions Continue in 2019

Cassidy Evans

For 75 years, South Carolina Farm Bureau has used grassroots policy development to surface issues affecting farmers. These issues direct policy that is set during Annual Meeting. This year, over 200 members from 41 counties attended Policy Development meetings held in each district. They heard about progress made...

Dams, Ag Tax Credits, and Sine Die

The House passed S. 1190, a Joint Resolution directing DHEC to focus their resources on high and significant hazard dams. The General Assembly adjourned sine die for the 2017-2018 Legislative session, but they'll return on in late May and mid-June to continue working on the budget, any legislation affecting V.C. Summer Nuclear units, any conference committees, and other matters.