Ag Commissioner Weathers Speaks to Farmers with SC Governor Haley
The SC Commissioner spent some time with the Governor looking at some crops and talking to some farmers.
“The Governor spent time with myself, the FSA Director and about 50 farmers to talk about the disaster declaration process that is going on with the excessive rainfall. I was very pleased at her being there and with here questions and the comments that were heard.
She pointed out that she grew up in Bamberg county and had farmers for neighbors. She does have that ability to reach out and want to know what they are going through and how they can reach out. That was the premise of her being there. But after the farmer visit, she announced that she had sent the letter to Washington to get the state a disaster declaration.
The problem is really state wide. Farmers are trying to decide what to do with crops they have in the ground. They are trying to figure out what the possible scenarios might be and how best to move forward. Cotton in particular, now that its late getting some of the treatments, and an early frost could be on the horizon, all could go for not.
It was comforting to know that the Governor is on their side trying to do whatever is possible.”