SC Farmers get aid after Historic Flooding damages crops
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina farmers are getting aid after October’s historic flooding damaged crops across the state.
Thursday SCE&G announced a donation of $25,000 towards a new initiative called “Plant it Forward South Carolina”
The organizations helps South Carolina farmers who suffered loss from the floods. The donation by SCE&G will provide money to cover a portion of seed and hay costs for 2016.
According to officials, “Plant it Forward SC” will provide relief funds specifically for covering a portion of seed costs for 2016, as well as hay losses livestock farmers had because of the flood.
Total agricultural losses from last October’s flood event are expected to exceed $500 million.