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 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
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cows and Climate Change

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Explore statistics and other information regarding the impact of cows and cattle production on climate change.

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...

Bats! Those Amazing Fly-By-Night Creatures

Larry Chesney

Farmers benefit greatly from the presence of bats. But these highly effective insect-eaters are facing some new and deadly threats

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A brown bat shows his teeth

For many South Carolinians, a very relaxing way to enjoy a summertime sunset is to sit outside and watch the acrobatic maneuvers of bats in flight. What makes the show even more...