Governor Haley & State Agriculture Leaders to Tour Farm Land Damaged by Excessive Summer Rains Monday

Governor Nikki Haley will join Commissioner Hugh Weathers and other state agricultural leaders Monday, August 19 for a tour of farm land damaged by excessive summer rains. Much of the state has been impacted by above normal rainfall. As a result, many farmers are dealing
with damaged acres and crop losses.

The tour will include an update on the State’s efforts to seek a Secretarial Disaster Designation from the USDA, for South Carolina. The tour is happening in Dorchester County at Pendarvis Farms in Harleyville. Along with Governor Haley and Commissioner Weathers, USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Harry L. Ott, Jr., Larry McKenzie with the South Carolina Farm Bureau, and farmers John and Trent Pendarvis will be available for comment.

Field Tour: August 19, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Pendarvis Farms, 967 West Main Street, Harleyville
**Please note the address above is the nearest physical address to the field’s location. Please follow the directions below:

From Columbia: Take I-26 to Charleston. Take Exit 172 A (U.S. Hwy 15). Go approximately 2 miles to blinking caution light at Rosinville intersection, and take a Left on Hwy 178 / Main Street. Go approximately 2.25 miles and turn right on Sandy Run Road. This is a dirt road and the
field for the tour will be visible. Park next to Green Houses located along Sandy Run Road.
 

From Charleston: Take I-26 to Columbia. Take Exit 177, exit interstate and go left, back over interstate. Go approximately 2 miles to stop sign and take a Right onto Hwy 178 / Main Street. Go 2.5 miles and turn left on Sandy Run Road. This is a dirt road and the field for the tour will be
visible. Park next to Green Houses located along Sandy Run Road.

For more information contact SCDA’s Kelly Coakley at the contact information listed above or Jeff Tallion with the Governor’s office at 803-734-5129 or jefftaillon@gov.sc.
 


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