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

Bat bares its fangs
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...

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)...

Wild Hogs – A Statewide Problem

Halt Feral Hogs logo

Farmers across South Carolina have been battling the menacing wild hog with increasing vigor for the last few years as the swine’s prolific breeding and cunning keep it from being easily exterminated. The feral hogs destroy freshly planted fields, then ruddy the ground making it nearly impossible to replant. They...

Personalize Your Plate This National Nutrition Month

Lanier Dabruzzi, MS, RD, LD
Hands adding garnish to bread


Every time you choose a meal or snack, you are “personalizing” your plate. We’re all different, and our choices are shaped by many factors, not only taste preference, but more complex factors, too, like access to food, culture and tradition. There is no one size fits all approach to fitness and health.


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 Virtual Meeting to Discuss Feral Hog Problem

Over sixty South Carolina Farm Bureau members met virtually Monday, February 8 with State Representatives Mike Burns (Dist. 17), Sylleste Davis (Dist. 100), Doug Gilliam (Dist. 42), Patrick Haddon (Dist. 19), Davey Hiott (Dist. 4), Bill Hixon (Dist. 83) Randy Ligon (Dist. 43), Josiah Magnuson (Dist. 38), RJ May (Dist...

Farm Bureau Helps Secures CFAP Funding for Poultry Growers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Farm Bureau...

Winter 2020 County News


Aiken County

Aiken County YF&R members Rachael Rockwell, Zach Hawkins, Aubrey Darnell, Robert McKee, and Hunter Fields participated in two potato giveaway for Thanksgiving  and Christmas. Walther Farms donated twenty pallets, each pallet weighing 1,000 pounds, for each of the giveaways.  YF&R members assisted...