SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

Sweet Potato Quarantine Lifted

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is pleased to announce that part of the 20+ year old sweet potato quarantine has been lifted in two South Carolina counties. In the early 1990’s North Carolina declared an exterior quarantine on sweet

Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture just completed the 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off this past weekend at the State Farmers Market in Columbia. This year there were 41 cook teams from across the southeast and they slow cooked nearly

South Carolina Peach Crop all but Wiped Out By Last Week’s Freeze

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers reports that last week’s freezes have all but wiped out the state’s 2017 peach crop.  Warm weather earlier in the season pushed the crop ahead by as much as four weeks in areas, which

SC Farm Link Connects Landowners and Farm Seekers

SFN’s Bruce Ferrell talks with SC Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers about South Carolina Farm Link, a program facilitating conversations between farm owners and farm seekers.

What’s Happening to Winter?

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers has been talking with fruit producers around the state, and hearing their concerns on the lack of winter this year. Many peach growers are saying that their trees are breaking dormancy and blooming, some

National FFA Week in South Carolina

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers was excited to see all the FFA delegates in Columbia last week during  National FFA Week.  About 1,000 of the state’s 7,500 members came to the state capitol to talk to legislators at the

B&H Foods Recall

B&H Foods, based in Chester, SC has had their Registration Verification Certificate revoked by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division when Listeria monocytogenes was found in the finished product. While the name ‘B&H Foods’ may not be

Southeastern Wildlife Expo this Weekend in Charleston

Now in it’s 35th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo will be held this coming weekend in Charleston. SEWE celebrates the great outdoors and all that goes along with it from art, to sporting dogs to food.  Once again, the South

Equus Film Festival Comes to Camden

On February 17th and 18th the Equus Film Festival will come to Camden, SC, and Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says there will be domestic and international feature films, shorts and documentaries at Camden’s Little Theater, as well as a pop-up

Applications Now Being Accepted for Commissioner’s School of Ag

Even though its only January, it’s time to start thinking about the Commissioner’s School of Agriculture.  Applications are now being accepted for this year’s class, which will be the 14th, from July 22nd through the 28th at Clemson University. For