Midlands-based non-profit directing coastal clean-up initiative By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Cheyenne Cunningham, a graduate assistant at the College of Charleston, is directing Global Eco Adventures (GEA) efforts to “clean up” four designated beaches around the world, during WORLD OCEAN DAY, June 8, 2022. GEA, a Midlands-based nonprofit with officesContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is has announced hemp farming permit applications for the 2022 growing season – with fees cut in half. Thanks to the support of the South Carolina General Assembly and SCDA’s work over the past four years to create a strong and stable Hemp FarmingContinue Reading

With South Carolina’s fair and festival season kicking into high gear this month, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has introduced a new resource to help vendors, promoters, and hosts stay on top of their tax and licensing obligations. Head to dor.sc.gov/event-guide for help getting ready for your nextContinue Reading

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. “Organic certification can open up new market opportunities for South Carolina farmers and companies,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. “Our cost-share grantContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) will accept applications for hemp farming permits for the 2021 growing season from January 1 through Feb. 28. The state’s Hemp Farming Program has grown from 20 farmers in 2018 to 265 farmers in 2020 – and each year, the program has changedContinue Reading