S.C. Flood Update: More Rain on Agricultural Productivity

S.C. Flood Update: More Rain on Agricultural Productivity

CLEMSON, S.C. – November 5, 2015  — A month after historic rains flooded South Carolina, farmers remain washed out of fields during a critical period for harvesting and winter planting. Rainfall topped two inches in parts of the Upstate, Midlands and Pee Dee last week, according to the S.C. Climatology Office, and more rain is […]

Thirty-Six S.C. Counties Qualify for USDA Emergency Loans

Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply for USDA Assistance Due to Severe Storms and Flooding [Saluda], October 21 2015 – Saluda and Edgefield Counties are eligible for USDA assistance as a result of a Presidential Disaster Designation declared for 19 primary and 17 contiguous counties in the State of South Carolina announced by the USDA Farm […]

Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

Storm’s Immediate Damage to Peach Orchards is Minimal

CLEMSON, S.C. – One crop that might have escaped most of the wrath of early October’s historic rainfall is peaches. “Fortunately, the harvest is past and preparations are now underway to plant a significant acreage of new trees,” said Greg Henderson, Clemson Extension’s area commercial horticulture agent in Edgefield County. “As of now, I see few […]

NWTF and SFI Sign Agreement for Forest Health

NWTF and SFI Sign Agreement for Forest Health

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced an exciting new partnership for future forests. The two organizations have established a memorandum of mutual support that promotes forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife. “Every year, millions of people enjoy recreational opportunities in forests managed […]

Timber Meeting to Brief Landowners on ‘Pine Decline’

Timber Meeting to Brief Landowners on ‘Pine Decline’

LEESVILLE, S.C. – As enigmatic as it is deadly, “pine decline” has many Southern timber owners wondering whether the condition may be damaging their investment. South Carolina timber owners and land managers will be able to get the latest information on the problem at a daylong workshop May 6 in Leesville. “There is still a […]

S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame Inducts Sudduth, Dorn

S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame Inducts Sudduth, Dorn

CLEMSON, S.C., April 2, 2015 – Retired Clemson University Extension agent Terry Sudduth and long-time Edgefield County farmer James Dorn Jr. have been named to the S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame. The Dairy Hall of Fame was established in 1966 to honor dairy producers, processors, Extension agents and educators, and related agribusiness professionals for outstanding contributions […]

Annual FFA Plant Sale at STHS

Annual FFA Plant Sale at STHS

JOHNSTON, S.C., March 23, 2015 – The Annual FFA Plant Sale at STCTC is going on now! FFA students will be available to help you select spring plants now during school hours or Saturday – March 28th from 8AM-2PM (at the Greenhouses behind the ST football field-house). The plants look beautiful and people are welcome to […]

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on Peaches

CLEMSON, S.C. – February’s frigid temperatures could make spring and summer tiring seasons for South Carolina peach growers. Crop losses due to freezing temperatures likely will be minimal, said Gregory Reighard, a pomology professor at Clemson University, speaking at a peach grower update meeting in Edgefield this month. But the cold snap could condense the […]

Tips For Winter Weight Loss in Horses

Tips For Winter Weight Loss in Horses

– By Gary J. Coleman – Many things can be blamed for an unshorn, underweight equine during the winter months, but several of the most common causes include the following: Poor Feeding Program;Not taking into account increased caloric needs; Feeding the wrong quantity or quality of grain and hay; Dehydration; Parasites; Dental issues; Age. Of […]

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