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Still No Rain in the Forecast


USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes not much change in temperature patterns, and lack of rain in the forecast period December 5th through 11th:

“Dry weather may persist, however, along the eastern seaboard, particularly the southern Atlantic states.”

Wild Hog Sightings in South Carolina on the Rise

Wild hog sightings have seen a recent uptick in a South Carolina county that has historically not been among the problem areas for infestation in the state.

The Island Packet reported that the director of Beaufort County Animal Services, Tallulah Trice, says the department has received about five calls in November, which is more than most months. Last week, animal services trapped five hogs that destroyed land on St. Helena Island, and police responded Sunday to a 300-pound wild pig that was charging at people in Bluffton.

Trice believes the apparent pig infestation is the result of people releasing pets and subsequent multiplication.

SC Farm Bureau Kicks Off 74th Annual Convention

The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s 74th Annual Meeting is getting underway today through Saturday at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. The meeting will highlight achievements of members and legislators over the past year and provide an outlook on the future of agriculture in South Carolina with the theme “Farm Forward.”

Smithfield Push Into China has Slowed

China pork producer WH Group is dialing back growth hopes for its U.S. unit Smithfield in the mainland amid weak demand, with a new plant there operating at just a third of capacity and plans for another factory postponed, group executives told Reuters.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.