SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

Palmetto Series Food Drive in Final Push

The Palmetto Series food drive is in the final days, wrapping up Monday, November 20th.  The winning school will receive one point in the over all Palmetto Series total.  South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers explains how to donate. The

Container Farms

While most of us urbanites understand container ‘farming’ or gardening on our decks and patios, vertical container farming on a commercial scale is ready to take off in the Palmetto State. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers explains the concept and

Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive

The Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive is underway.  Fans can get in on the action with a canned food donation to the Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest food banks. Donations will be accepted at most Bi-Lo locations,

Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum

This week we pick up where we left off last week with Commissioner Weathers’ trip to NYC and The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum. The President & CEO of Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Lucianao spoke to the group, as

The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum

Recently, South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers attended the Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum in New York City.  The gathering included leading food company executives, as well as agriculture industry leaders.  Topics of discussion included the next chapter for

South Carolina Farmer of the Year Named

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers announces that the Subelt Ag Expo has named Kemp McCloud from McBee will be honored at the Sunbelt Ag Expo next week as the Palmetto State’s Farmer of the Year. McCloud is the fourth

South Carolina Farmers Looking Towards Good Harvest

After two years of crop failure due to weather, South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says the state’s farmers are looking towards a good harvest of corn, cotton and peanuts. This year is anticipated to be a record for peanuts 

Agritourism in South Carolina

Agritourism in the Palmetto State has become not only a secondary source of income for family farms, but also a great vehicle to teach the non-farming community about where their food comes from. Agritourism combines the state’s top two industries;

Plant & Flower Festivals Underway this Weekend

The 8th Annual Midlands Fall Plant & Flower Festival gets underway this weekend at the State Farmers’ Market in West Columbia. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says this is a great opportunity to take advantage of vendors that aren’t at

Palmetto Series Award

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture has launched the third year of the Palmetto Series, a promotional campaign that ties in the rivalry between South Carolina’s Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers. The second year’s award will be presented this coming