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Trick or Treat!

Nicole Yon, From Farm To Label

Have you ever read about a diet for weight loss, jumped in head first, only to be disappointed by the results? You’re not alone. With a promise of “treating” you to quick results it’s no surprise that these diets have gained popularity! In most cases, trendy diets work initially, but are not sustainable long term due...

Grassroots Traditions Continue in 2019

Cassidy Evans

For 75 years, South Carolina Farm Bureau has used grassroots policy development to surface issues affecting farmers. These issues direct policy that is set during Annual Meeting. This year, over 200 members from 41 counties attended Policy Development meetings held in each district. They heard about progress made...

Cultivating Conversations - Agriculture and Football 

Elizabeth Wood

Down. Set. Hike!

There are many reasons to love fall, but in South Carolina I think many agree that the highlight of the season is college football. Is there anything better than cheering on your team on a crisp fall afternoon? No matter what colors you wear on Saturdays, we can all join together to show our...

SCFB Ensures Hemp Farmers are Represented in Policy Discussions

Since industrial hemp was legalized in South Carolina in 2017, it has grown in popularity. Farmers are excited about the income potential for this new crop, but this fledgling sector is still facing challenges. South Carolina Farm Bureau recently added a Hemp Committee to its list of nineteen other commodity and...

Deer Herd Management

Last year, lawmakers passed a bill to help landowners and hunters manage a growing deer population in South Carolina. Farmers have been reporting increased levels of depredation of crops by deer, and these changes allow for increased harvest opportunities. 

For the 2019 deer hunting season, the eight date specific...

Youth Leaders Learn Agriculture at SCFB Conference

Aiken, SC – Seventeen rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina recently participated in the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Youth Leadership Conference in Aiken, SC.

The conference, held at Camp Long June 23-27, allowed students to gain valuable leadership skills and a better...

2019 Annual Ag in the Classroom Teacher Institute

2019 teacher institute group photo

Columbia, S.C. – Thirty-six educators from across South Carolina recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms. The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 10-14 in Columbia, S.C., where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th grade in...

SCFB Stands for Farmers in Duke Rate Increase Case

SCFB Stands for Farmers

The South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a ruling on Duke Energy Progress’ proposed rate increase on Tuesday. South Carolina Farm Bureau President Harry Ott and other Farm Bureau members testified during the hearings in April to ensure farmers’ voices were heard.

The ruling instructs Duke Energy to...