Controlling Wildlife During Planting

A deer

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

Picture of a deer

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 order to...

Governor McMaster Proclaims October 12 as SC Farmers Day


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 opportunity...

Build a Better Burger

Stephanie Sox
Large hamburger

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...

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 places...