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Sowing the Seeds of Policy for 2019

Zippy Duvall

We are coming up on an exciting time for Farm Bureau when you gather as members to begin the policy development process with your local county Farm Bureau. This is a tradition many of you have been carrying on for a century now, and we can all be proud of our active grassroots heritage. Our strength comes from our...

Cultivating Conversations, Dairy Edition

Elizabeth Wood

Today’s consumers have a desire to learn about where their food comes from. 95% of U.S. households have dairy products in their refrigerators making dairy production a hot topic. As a Farm Bureau member, here are a few talking points you can use to discuss dairy farming with consumers.

  • Organic vs. Conventional: All...

2018 Annual Ag in the Classroom Teacher Institute

teachers in front of tractor
Forty-nine educators from across South Carolina recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms. The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 18-22 in Florence, S.C., where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th grade in public and private schools learned the importance of family farms and farmers and how to teach agricultural lessons to their students.

Grassroots Involvement is a Real Game-Changer

Senator Sine Kerr

It only took one unpleasant experience speaking with individuals at a casual dinner party to realize I needed to make a change in the way I approached socially and emotionally charged topics related to agriculture.

Initially, the conversation was amicable, with thoughts and ideas freely exchanged. But, when I...

Dams, Ag Tax Credits, and Sine Die

The House passed S. 1190, a Joint Resolution directing DHEC to focus their resources on high and significant hazard dams. The General Assembly adjourned sine die for the 2017-2018 Legislative session, but they'll return on in late May and mid-June to continue working on the budget, any legislation affecting V.C. Summer Nuclear units, any conference committees, and other matters.