SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

On The Road Again

Willie Nelson had nothing on South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers in the month of June when it came to traveling…Weathers was ‘on the road again’. At the beginning of June, several members of the commissioner’s staff traveled to Nashville

Pork Powered By Soy

South Carolina’s ‘Pork Powered By Soy’ two-year old educational and promotional program continues to go strong with events all over the state promoting both the soybean industry, and the pork industry. Most people know pork, but few in the general

SC State FFA Convention

South Carolina’s FFA recently hosted their annual convention in Clemson.  This year’s attendance was over 1,000 students from all across the state for three days. SC Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers and his team had a booth at the convention to

SC Ag Commissioner Included in White House Infrastructure Discussion

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers was invited to join the White House infrastructure meeting last week at the White House with several cabinet members, Dr. Mike Strain, Louisiana Ag Commissioner, and President Trump. Several topics were discussed in the

SC’s Ag + Art Tour Underway this Weekend

This weekend begins the Ag + Art Tour in the several counties in South Carolina.  the 2017 SC Ag + Art Tour is a free- self-guided tour that will showcase nearly 80 agricultural sites in South Carolina, most featuring local

A Certified SC Journey

The Certified SC Grown Program just celebrated a 10-year milestone, and SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says the program is going strong. The program offers a retail merchandising team that specializes in helping farmers identify niche markets, not only in

Sustainable Farming

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers talks today about large and small farms in the Palmetto state, and what makes them sustainable. There are over 25,000 farms in South Carolina cultivating almost five million acres and ranging in size from

Certified SC Grown Celebrates 10 Years

On May 3rd, the Certified SC Grown program celebrated 10 years, and with over 2,000 members to date, SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says you don’t have to look hard to find a Certified SC Grown product. Members are large

Avian Influenza Update

Several states in close proximity to South Carolina have had case of avian influenza this year, both high-path and low-path. South Carolina’s ag commissioner, Hugh Weathers explains that while the majority of the cases have been of the low-path variety,

Waste Pesticide Collections

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture, along with ECOFLO are hosting two pesticide disposal events, one this coming Saturday, April 29th, at the White Knoll High School from 9:00 to 1:00 pm in Lexington.  The second is Saturday, May 13th