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Agriculture

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 …

Clemson University Provost Bob Jones, a forestry graduate, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony. (Photo/Clemson University)
Mar 13, 2024

Clemson University to build new facility for program

University says the building will house program that supports $23 billion South Carolina industry …

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 18, 2023

Pro-Growth Climate, Energy Policies Benefit South Carolina Farmers and Communities

Both Spartanburg and our Upstate sister city, Greenville, have seen massive investments in clean energy in recent years that have helped create new jobs and strengthen local economies. We are fortunate to have a leader like State Senator Scott Talley leading the way in Columbia to advance commonsense conservation policies that a[...]

Dec 12, 2023

$5M investment will create 26 new jobs in Clinton

A Wisconsin company will establish meat processing operations in Laurens County. The company said today through the Department of Commerce and Gov. Henry McMaster its $5 million investment …

The USDA is making investments in 185 projects worth nearly $196 million to create new and better market opportunities for producers and entrepreneurs across the U.S., including in South Carolina.
Nov 28, 2023

South Carolina receives $33M federal funding boost for agriculture initiatives

The USDA is making investments in 185 projects worth nearly $196 million to create new and better market opportunities for producers and entrepreneurs across the U.S.

Dec 5, 2022

How drones are giving South Carolina farmers an advantage in the field

As an unmanned aerial vehicle pilot for Clemson University, Joe Mari Maja's drone-based research has given farmers the tools necessary to address environmental needs based on real-time data.

Nov 25, 2022

Why this Greenville tech company sees agriculture as the future

The Upstate company uses innovative software to empower the American agriculture industry with supply chain automation technology.

Nov 22, 2022

How technology is reshaping South Carolina’s agribusiness industry

Clemson University's Center for Agricultural Technology is playing a key role in harnessing technology to benefit farm fields in South Carolina and around the globe.