Brad Thompson lands the helicopter on top of the upper deck of the modified trailer. Cotton plants whirled and dirt swirled. On the trailer, farmhand/ground crewman Dusty Smith casually refills the copter’s spray tank and chats with Thompson.
Journalists are always on the lookout for quotable quotes. One that fits well for the devastating floods that hit South Carolina in early October comes from Brian McClam of Kingstree, one of this year’s Peanut Profitability Award winners....More
As South Carolina farmers recover from historic October floods, they are now looking to crop insurance and evaluating damages to determine what federal assistance can be provided beyond insurance....More
Scientists at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence are looking to poplar trees, switchgrass and biomass sorghum as bioenergy sources that can be grown in South Carolina....More
On Oct. 7, soon after historic rain hit the region, Lindsay McClam took pictures during an airplane flyover of the terrible flooding in and around Kingstree, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Brian, farm.
The images and realization of just how bad historic flooding has hit some South Carolina farms are coming to light. South Carolina famers’ yields were already in trouble due to prolonged drought this summer. Now the flooding takes hope away for any harvest at all.
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says conservative estimates put South Carolina crop losses at more than $300 million after historic rains devastated the state earlier this month....More
As the floodwaters recede in South Carolina, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website, from water safety to insurance claims to salvaging agricultural buildings....More