Funds Available to Help SC Farmers Improve Food Safety

Funding Available to Assist Farmers with Produce Safety Rule Compliance

SCDA Allocates Federal Funds for Produce Safety, Other Farm Support

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is proud to announce the On-Farm Improvement Cost Share Program. Through USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant funding administered by SCDA, farmers who are covered by the Produce Safety Rule can receive...

Controlling Wildlife During Planting

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As we approach the upcoming planting season, high input costs, weather and wildlife pressures will challenge farmers and crop production across our state. Where severe or persistent damage occurs, depredation permits may be issued to shoot deer at times other than legal hunting seasons. Request a permit from any South...

2022 AFBF YF&R Competitive Events Sponsors

We are excited to announce the 2022 AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Competitive Events sponsors. Ford, Case IH, and Stanley Black & Decker are returning sponsors and will be joined by the newest sponsor – American Agricultural Insurance Company. Farm Bureau thanks them for their continued support in recognizing our...

Average Price of the Thanksgiving meal in South Carolina is $53.11

2021 average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is 53.31

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the national average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per...

Time to Hunt! Use This Deer Season to Manage The Herd

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Now is the time for hunters and landowners to take advantage of the opportunity to improve the quality of the deer herd in South Carolina while reducing crop loss and other damage as a result of over-population.

Here are some easy steps to maximize your impact:

  • Purchase at least three antlered deer tags in...