National Register to Vote Day

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Today is National Voter Registration Day, and we want to make sure you're ready. Remember that every issue from road funding to environmental policies affect agriculture, so it's important to have your voice heard and your vote counted.

Here's everything you need to know about registering and voting absentee. 


Summer 2020 County News


Aiken County Farm Bureau awarded local students $4,000 in scholarships.

Ashley L. Stone was awarded The Trent Hutto Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Ashley, a 2020 graduate of South Aiken High School, will attend Clemson University in the fall majoring in veterinary sciences. Ashley is the daughter...

SCFB Hosts US Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Roundtable

Masked men posing by SC and US flags

South Carolina Farm Bureau hosted a roundtable with United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Farm Bureau President Harry Ott and Farm Bureau members.

The roundtable, held September 2 in Hampton County, gave Farm Bureau members the...

Plowing Through, Part 3: A Series on Mental Health

Part III

Access to healthcare in rural communities is often limited, mental health even more so. South Carolina Farm Bureau recently announced a new program called SC AgriWellness that will bring mental health services into farmers’ homes.SC AgriWellness, administered by First Sun EAP, will make counseling services...

Plowing Through, Part 2: A Series on Mental Health

Part II

For the last five years, farm income has been slashed in half from weak markets and severely depressed commodity prices and now farmers across America are facing the same struggles and stress as Josh. The mental health problem in rural communities has been highlighted even more recently as farmers are dealing...

Plowing Through, Part 1: A Series on Mental Health

Part I

Sixty-eight and a half inches: that’s how much rain fell on Baxley Family Farms from September 27 until December 7 of 2015. Before that, the fifth generation farm in Georgetown had been riding a wave of good commodity prices and strong markets. Their farm was growing, after all, “it takes more to make more.”


Forx Farm Gouda

Margaret N. O’Shea
Three people posing with wheels of cheese

From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 


Ron and Tammy Lubsen make artisan Gouda cheese at Forx Farm in Anderson County, a lush green property they named for Devil’s Forks Creek, which runs nearby. Some other keepers of sheep and...

Blue Moon Specialty Foods

Margaret N. O’Shea
Industrial mixer blending ingredients

From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 

South Carolina’s cheese-making culture is creating a remarkable array of tasty products.

“A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou singing beside me in the wilderness . . .”

One poet’s idea of a picture-perfect life centuries ago sounds today like a passable picnic that would...

Milk Leads the Way in Nutritional Value

Nicole Yon, R.D.
Various containers of milk

When new products hit the shelf sometimes we for some reason mistake them as better than their predecessors. As a dietitian, I am often asked, “shouldn’t I be drinking {insert alternative milk beverage here}.” As more and more alternative milk beverages have been introduced on the market it’s easy to believe that these...