SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers
SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

SC Commissioner Weathers: Ashley Ridge High School/Fox Ridge Farm

Last week, SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers paid a visit to Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, SC to tour Fox Ridge Farm, a 10-acre working farm on campus. Program opened in 2012 with 65 members the first year.  They …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Ireland and Agriculture

We’re welcoming Commissioner Hugh Weathers back from a trip to Europe. Today he’s going to tell us about his talks with Irish trade and agriculture officials and his tours around Ireland. Ireland has roughly the same population as South Carolina, …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Organic Certification and Other Cost Share Grants

Farmers and food processors may be able to offset some organic certification costs. South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by our agency and funded by the …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: SUSTA

The Southern United States Trade Association, or SUSTA, facilitates trade between smaller US companies and overseas importers. Here’s Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers to tell us about it. SUSTA is a nonprofit organization that facilities trade between small- to medium-sized …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: ACRE Curriculum Applications

The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications for its fall program. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) partners with Clemson Cooperative Extension on the annual curriculum program. This is …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Advocates of the Year for 2022

South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture recently named their Advocates of the Year for 2022. Here to tell us about it is SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Founded in 2005, the nonprofit South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture helps promote the state’s agricultural …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: National Farmers Market Week

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National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13 this year. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers is here to tell us about it. It’s that time of year when we celebrate the importance of farmers markets to our economy and our communities. …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Tax Credits Available for Purchasing SC Farm Products

South Carolina businesses may be eligible for a tax credit for increasing their use of products grown in South Carolina! SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more. We are trying to get the word out about …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Commissioner’s School for Agriculture is Underway

This week, 36 students are on the Clemson University campus for the annual South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers joins me now with more. Commissioner’s School is a career and leadership development summer program for high …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Asian Longhorned Tick Found in York County

Recently we learned that Asian longhorned ticks were detected at a cattle farm in South Carolina. Here’s Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers to tell us what it means for agriculture. State and federal officials recently identified a large population of Asian …

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