Statewide Network to Strengthen South Carolina’s Food Economy

An established group of leaders across South Carolina’s food system are launching a new network, Growing Local SC, to cultivate a thriving, equitable, inclusive, resilient, and just food economy providing access to healthy food for all.

South Carolina Extends Cash Value Benefit Increase on Fruits, Veggies for WIC Participants

January 3, 2022 Tim Renaud, WSAV

“Typically, CVBs are around $9 per child and $11 for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. With the upcoming holiday season, we are happy to be able to allow our WIC families to purchase more fruits and vegetables,” said Berry Kelly, State WIC Director. “This temporary boost is an investment in our WIC families’ futures.”

Flounder Population Hits Historic Low in SC. What Local Biologists Propose to Fix it

September 8, 2021 The Island Packet

New fishing restrictions went into effect in July in South Carolina to address the problem. And another effort, this one based in Beaufort County, is under way to increase the population of the popular, bottom-dwelling finfish that fools its prey by disguising itself.

Shrimp Fleet Hopeful For Larger Catches Next Year as Slow South Carolina Season Comes to an End

January 20, 2020 Zach Giroux, Moultrie News

As the 2019 shrimping season comes to an end, shrimpers on Shem Creek are still scratching their heads. As they pull up their nets until April, they are speculating what may have caused the shortage of shrimp in the area this year.

SC Peaches Struggle in Warmer Winters, but Clemson Researchers Are Working on ‘Ideal’ Tree

Researchers at Clemson University are racing climate change to create a more resilient peach and ensure the future of one of South Carolina’s most important crops.