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SC Ag Commissioner Pays Homage to US Forefathers and Farming

Independence Day is this week and it’s a perfect time to talk about the founding fathers of Agriculture.

“On July 4th we want to reflect on the birth of our Nation and those who laid a foundation for us. A lot of our founding fathers had a great love of agriculture.

They were very proud of their innovations and in some cases, like that of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, were very competitive about their gardens.

George Washington saw many intricacies in agriculture and the instructions that he would give his farm back home while fighting for independence.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the biggest supporters of corn. When he was in Europe serving to represent the colonies, they were attacking corn and its problems, and he came to the defense of corn.

Its fascinating to learn how folks that we remember for their leadership of creating our country had a love of agriculture.” 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.