SCFB News

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

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...

Governor McMaster Proclaims October 12 as SC Farmers Day

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Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers toured Cooley Farms yesterday in Chesnee, then hosted a farmers forum with agricultural leaders from across the state. SCFB President Harry Ott participated in the forum.

The Governor toured the farm’s peach shed and had the...

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...

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...

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...

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...