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Agriculture

The inaugural class of the South Carolina Commercial Seafood Apprenticeship Program recently wrapped up. (Photo/Angela Treptow, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium)
Jun 21, 2024

‘Seafood School’ trains future commercial fishing industry leaders in South Carolina

The inaugural class of the South Carolina Commercial Seafood Apprenticeship Program recently wrapped up.

From pickled vegetables with roots in Haiti to wood pellets made from pecan shells and coffee grounds, the diverse agribusiness culture in South Carolina includes innovations in traditional vegetable farming and roadside stands. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
May 31, 2024

South Carolina entrepreneurs awarded $200,000 for agribusiness innovations

From pickled vegetables with roots in Haiti to wood pellets made from pecan shells and coffee grounds, the diverse agribusiness culture in …

The grand opening celebration of Rosebank Farms’ new location in Kiawah River included fresh and local food as well as local entertainment. (Photo/Kiawah River)
Apr 18, 2024

Well-known farmstand moves to Johns Island’s Kiawah River

The move to the ‘agrihood’ takes one of the operators back to his roots …

Feb 6, 2024

Applications for hemp growing permits on the decline

After reaching its apex in 2020, interest in hemp-growing permits have declines for ...

Jan 25, 2024

2024 South Carolina James Beard Awards’ semifinalists named

Chefs, bakers and establishments across the state have been nominated for the most prestigious ...

Jan 23, 2024

South Carolina Chef Ambassadors represent eateries in Elgin, Greer, Bluffton

The three were appointed Jan. 18 by Gov. Henry McMaster, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and ...

Dec 27, 2023

South Carolina Agriculture Department to take over some food safety responsibilities

Long the purview of DHEC, the responsibility for some of South Carolina’s food safety programs will shift from the health department to the state Department of Agriculture at the start of the new fiscal year …

Dec 19, 2023

Hampton County peanut company moving production into South Carolina

A company that has spend the last several years developing a scalable boiled peanut product is moving part of its production facilities into its home state with a new $5.25 million job-creating investment in Hampton County …

Nov 20, 2023

Price of Thanksgiving dinner actually goes down this year

If you’ve felt the pinch of inflation across your financial and business life, you’re going to save some cash when you gather your family around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, data from the American Farm Bureau Federation

Oct 20, 2023

Lowcountry Oyster Company Hires Eco-Tour Director; Expands Tour Program

Lowcountry Oyster Company, South Carolina’s largest oyster farm, announced it has named JB Borgstedt as Tour Director for its expanding eco-tourism program. The hiring marks the latest steps to expand the program to accommodate visitors and locals, alike, as we head into “oyster season.” JB has vast experience in the marit[...]

Sep 7, 2023

Clemson University: Be vigilant for yellow-legged hornet after Savannah discovery

Clemson University officials are urging South Carolina beekeepers and the public to be on the lookout for yellow-legged hornets after the invasive insect was discovered in the Savannah area. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is reporting that a Savannah-area beekeeper found an unusual hornet on his property and rep[...]

Mar 15, 2023

Agriculture-based company will move HQ to Charleston

After more than a century in a lake land, a seed and turf company is moving to the coast. Patten Seed Co., one of the largest turfgrass producers in the Southeast, announced plans Wednesday to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charleston County. The company’s $2.2 million investment will create 40 new jobs, according [...]