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Aug 24, 2020

Conservation-focused irrigation group comes to Greenville

Conserva Irrigation, a residential and commercial irrigation franchiser with a focus on water conservation, will expand to Greenville with the addition of 14 new territories and seven new franchisees.

Aug 17, 2020

USDA invests $37 million in rural S.C. energy projects

Roughly $37 million in USDA funding will be used by 12 rural companies and farms including Cherokee County’s new Mohea Solar Energy Center to install renewable energy systems or make improvements to cut utility costs.

Aug 3, 2020

Clemson develops reporting site for ‘mystery seeds’

Following a steady stream of requests about unsolicited packages of seeds postmarked from China, Clemson University has launched an online reporting site for recipients.

Jul 27, 2020

Upstate Giving, July 27

Clemson’s Dominion Senior Living at Patrick Square and Everlan Independent Living by Dominion presented a donation to Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center after the nonprofit visited residents with horses in tow earlier this month.

Jul 2, 2020

Clemson researchers develop ‘highest-quality’ cotton DNA sequence

Using genome or DNA sequencing, Clemson University’s genetics team created the “highest-quality DNA sequence” for crops in the cotton family as the school’s geneticists seek to develop varieties resistant to clima

Jun 25, 2020

Seven farms expand business with $125K in state grants

Entrepreneurs from across the state were awarded a combined $125,000 from the S.C. Department of Agriculture to grow operations ranging from worm castings production to an alpaca farm’s remote educational outreach program.

Jun 10, 2020

Officials: Herbicide restrictions could harm S.C. cotton and soybean harvest

Officials with Clemson University's Department of Pesticide Regulation warn that new herbicide prohibitions could devastate South Carolina’s cotton and soybean harvest.

May 28, 2020

Inman wastewater plant expands with USDA grant

The city of Inman will accept a $10.8 million loan and $2 million grant for wastewater plant expansion as the U.S. Department of Agriculture invests $281 million in water and wastewater infrastructure across the country.

May 13, 2020

Tornadoes cost timber industry $4 million, deforest acres

Damage from 25 tornadoes that ripped across the state on April 13 has cost one of South Carolina's largest industries $4 million.

May 8, 2020

Poultry industry keeps abreast of 2 viral threats

As South Carolina lurched into a pandemic-sparked state of emergency on Friday, March 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state’s veterinarians and farmers thwarted yet another emergent virus in Chesterfield County.

May 7, 2020

Upstate Forever awarded $3.9 million by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded $3.9 million to nonprofit conservation group Upstate Forever.

May 5, 2020

SBA loans reopen, farmers now eligible

Applications for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster loan reopened Monday with additional funding from the COVID-19 relief bill signed into law a week ago.