SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

UPDATE: Yon Honored as Southeastern Farmer of the Year

(Since our chat with Commissioner Weathers, Kevin Yon has been named as the Southeastern Farmer of the Year at the Southeast Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.) Kevin Yon has been named the South Carolina Farmer of the Year and will

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: National Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month.  Can you discuss why this is program is important to South Carolina’s schools and farmers?   October was designated as National Farm to School Month by Congress in 2010 as a time to celebrate

Commissioner Weathers: The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum

Last week Commissioner Hugh Weathers attended the The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum in New York City. Commissioner, you discuss and share some of the topics and information you learned? On September 27, 2018 the editors of The Wall

Commissioner Weathers: S.C. Cotton Suffers Heavy Losses to Florence

It appears that cotton has taken the worst hit as a result of Hurricane Florence’s raid through South Carolina. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers has toured the eight hardest-hit counties in the northeastern corner of the state and has some heart-rending

Commissioner Weathers Update on Florence Damages, Cost

SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says cotton was the worst-hit crop in Hurricane Florence, but certainly not the only one. He gives a thorough report from his tour of northeastern counties hard hit by rain, wind and flooding to SFN’s

Commissioner Weathers Meets with Farmers Impacted by Florence; Takes Aerial Tour of Damage

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers today surveyed crop damage from Tropical Depression Florence during an aerial tour of Chesterfield, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marlboro and Marion counties.  Joined by Congressman Tom Rice from South Carolina’s 7th congressional district,

Commissioner Hugh Weathers Gives First Impressions of Florence Damages

S.C Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers will be touring northeast South Carolina on Tuesday, but tells SFN’s Mike Davis that he already knows some crops along the North Carolina border have taken a beating from Hurricane Florence.

South Carolina Ag Bracing for Florence, Crop Damage

Even as Hurricane Florence makes landfall, farmers across South Carolina are preparing all they can to sustain the storm’s winds and rain. S. C. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers updates SFN’s Mike Davis on precautions across the state.

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Industrial Hemp Update

Industrial hemp is a relatively new crop in South Carolina. Twenty growers from across the state received permits to grow the crop in 2018. Commissioner Hugh Weathers has been visiting with these growers and is here to tell us more

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: The Impact Agriculture Has on Football

Football is back this weekend, and Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us the impact that agriculture has on football. According to Ag in the Classroom.org agriculture is a big part of the sport The footballs that are used