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Nov 24, 2021

Christmas tree venture launched by business accelerator

In March, Kevin Pahl was already thinking about Christmas trees, but this year, instead of buying a fir for his living room, he wanted to sell them. So, he enrolled in …

Oct 20, 2021

Bradford pears blacklisted in South Carolina

It's a familiar sight across Palmetto State parking lots and neighborhoods: the darling of post-war developers, the Bradford pear. Clemson University is routing its invasion across the Southeast by placing a bounty on its trunk.

Sep 23, 2021

Upstate Weekend: LushAcres Corn Maze

LushAcre Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze will open its gates for the first time Saturday with plans to run the festival 11 a.m. until dark every Friday and Saturday until Nov. 6.

Aug 12, 2021

Mill Village Farms finds new partner in Hartness community

The organization that operates three farms in the western part of town to feed families and provide job development and life training for youth has added a fourth farm, this one at the Hartness development on Greenville’s east side.

Aug 3, 2021

Company to build high-tech indoor farm in Anderson County

Shenandoah Growers Inc., a company specializing in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, today broke ground on its next indoor Biofarm in Anderson County. The project will create 50 jobs that pay well.

Jul 19, 2021

State tasting room amendment could put cap on local producers

South Carolina's mom-and-pop wine makers and brewers welcome a new tasting room law heralding Gallo Winery's move to the state but want to be included. Distilleries on the other hand, see a boon through now-legal food and cocktail sales.

Apr 22, 2021

Agritourism garden and solar energy site takes root in Abbeville

For the past months, the brainstormer behind Abbeville’s incoming Pollinator Park, Ken Carman, has been cultivating the seed crop of what will become 20 acres of native wildflower he hopes will attract pollinators and tourists.

Mar 2, 2021

SCRA grants $100,000 to S.C. companies

The SCRA will grant Charleston’s BrightMa Farms LLC, a new SCRA member, and Greenville’s RAAMP, an existing member, a total of $100,000 for capital investment.

Jan 6, 2021

World Food Programme executive to speak at packaging summit

Clemson University alumnus and executive director of the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations World Food Programme David Beasley will give a keynote presentation at Clemson's first virtual Food, Packaging and Sustainability Summit.

Nov 2, 2020

USDA invests millions in S.C. water and wastewater projects

As part of a $891 million investment to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 43 states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $29.1 million in five rural S.C. water and wastewater projects.

Oct 13, 2020

USDA helps covers capital expenses for 22 S.C. farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture grant program has invested $4.1 million in Value Added Producer Grants to 22 farms across the state.

Oct 8, 2020

USDA invests $3 million in S.C. telemedicine and distance learning

The United State Department of Agriculture is investing $3 million in grant funding to help connect rural residents to telemedicine care and distance learning opportunities across the Palmetto State.