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SC Commissioner Weathers: Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief from SC

SC Commissioner Weathers: Texas Panhandle Wildfire Relief from SC

Apr 2, 2024 | 4:18am
We’ve all heard about the wildfires on the Texas Panhandle. Now I hear there’s a South Carolina effort to help. Tell us about it, Commissioner. Yes, Mike. The Texas ag community has really taken a hit from these wildfires.  Starting on February 26, fires raged across the Texas Panhandle for more than a week.    […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: A Busy National Ag Week in South Carolina

SC Commissioner Weathers: A Busy National Ag Week in South Carolina

Mar 26, 2024 | 12:26am
SFN’s Mike Davis caught up with SC Ag Commissioner at last Thursday’s Certified SC Showcase event in Columbia. == Commissioner, it’s been a busy week in the Columbia area. Well, you’re right. It’s National Agricultural week. Well, you certainly taken advantage of it. A lot, a lot of fun. Today (Thursday, March 21), the third […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: Happy National Ag Day!

SC Commissioner Weathers: Happy National Ag Day!

Mar 19, 2024 | 5:32am
Here to tell us more about how the SC Department of Agriculture is marking National Ag Day is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Commissioner Weathers: Yes, National Ag Day is March 19. This is when we take the time to recognize, appreciate and thank our ag workers, farmers, and ag industries. March is an appropriate […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: Spring Produce Update

SC Commissioner Weathers: Spring Produce Update

Mar 12, 2024 | 2:39am
: It’s starting to feel a lot like spring outside, and that means spring produce will soon be in season across the state. This is the time of year everyone gets excited about Certified South Carolina produce. But we have a long way to go until we’re safe from frost. Strawberries: Asparagus: Other produce: Pressures: […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: Census of Agriculture Highlights

SC Commissioner Weathers: Census of Agriculture Highlights

Mar 5, 2024 | 4:33am
A few weeks ago, USDA released the results of the most recent Census of Agriculture. What did we learn about South Carolina? Commissioner: Yes, we’ve talked about the ag census a lot in the past few years and I would say it paid off. South Carolina had one of the highest response rates in the […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: Cuba Trade Trip

SC Commissioner Weathers: Cuba Trade Trip

Feb 27, 2024 | 4:41am
SC Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers has just returned from a trade mission to Cuba. Commissioner, tell us about this trip. Yes, Mike, I’m back from a trip to Cuba with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Cuba is opening up more to international trade and relationships, and agriculture will be a big […]
SC Commissioner Weathers: ACRE Advanced 2024

SC Commissioner Weathers: ACRE Advanced 2024

Feb 6, 2024 | 3:34am
Applications are open for the ACRE Advanced program. Tell us about it, Commissioner. Yes, Mike. SCDA founded the Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) in 2018 to help identify and nurture new ideas and agribusinesses in South Carolina. A cornerstone of ACRE is the Advanced Entrepreneurship program, in which we seek entrepreneurs to push […]