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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 [...]

Feb 1, 2023

Charleston-based farming startup receives SC Launch Investment

Heron Farms Inc., a Charleston-based startup specializing in vertical farming operations that require no naturally occurring freshwater, has received a $250,000 investment from SC Launch Inc. SC Launch Inc. is the investment affiliate of the South Carolina Research Authority. Heron Farms uses seawater to grow its primary crop, s[...]

Oct 5, 2022

Agribusiness startup opening farm in Jasper County

A startup indoor vertical farm company is investing in Jasper County. Hardee Greens LLC is opening a farm at 11 Randall St. in Hardeeville with a $1.3 million investment that is expected to create 58 jobs, according to a news release from the office of the governor. Operations are expected to begin in the first quarter [&he[...]

Sep 21, 2022

Sweet Grass Vodka establishing operations in Charleston County

  This story was updated Sept 22. Sweet Grass Vodka, a family-owned spirits and distilling company, will establish front-door operations in Charleston County with a new location open to the public. The company’s $1.7 million investment will create 47 new jobs, according to a news release from the state Department of C[...]