Impacts of Drought in South Carolina

South Carolina's Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is concerned about the impacts of the Midwestern drought on the state's livestock industry, as well as South Carolina's own drought conditions, particularly in the southern part of the state. 

South Carolina is a 'grain deficit' state, meaning that the state's livestock industry has to import corn and soybeans from other parts of the country in order to have enough to support the industry.  The drought in the midwest has the potential to increase feed prices for livestock, but on the other hand, futures prices have risen, making a more profitable crop for row crop producers in the state. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.