SCFB News

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)...

Outstanding SC Young Farmers and Ranchers Recognized Virtually

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South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers were recognized virtually for their outstanding achievements in 2020 on March 4, 2021. Their conference, usually scheduled for January each year, was canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Awards were presented to members who continued to go above and...

SCFB Hosts US Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Roundtable

South Carolina Farm Bureau hosted a roundtable with United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Farm Bureau President Harry Ott and Farm Bureau members.

The roundtable, held September 2 in Hampton County, gave Farm Bureau members the...

Youth Leaders Set a Vision for Agriculture

Thirteen rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina recently participated in the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s virtual 2020 Youth Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee.

The conference, held June 15-17, allowed students to gain valuable leadership skills...

Women and Young Farmers Go Virtual

Each spring Young Farmers and Ranchers and members of the Women’s Leadership Program descend on the State House and meet with their representatives to discuss important agricultural issues. Even though the legislature wasn’t in session due to COVID19, that didn’t stop members from contacting the General Assembly and...

Ag in the Classroom Receives $20,000 From Duke Energy

South Carolina Ag in the Classroom was selected as a recipient of a Duke Energy Foundation grant that supports South Carolina K-12 education programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM and experiential learning. More than $340,000 in funding was awarded to programs around the state.

The Ag in the Classroom grant...

South Carolina Farmers' Grain Grows in its Purpose

 

Since Coronavirus made its appearance on American soil, many essentials have been in short supply, including hand sanitizer. David Raad, owner of Six & Twenty Distillery in Powdersville saw an opportunity to help.

“About the second week in March, we had an urgent understanding of the need for hand sanitizer...

SCFB Women Donate more than $12,000 to Local Charities

The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees around the state collected more than $12,000 in food and donations from a drive conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. Members from county SCFB Women’s Chapters organized to collect food and money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in...