SC farmers staying resilient despite weeks of dealing with the drought

Farmers in six Midlands counties are eligible to receive federal emergency loans

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Several farmers have been struggling to overcome the drought that has affected 78% of the state’s farmland. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently gave farmers in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Calhoun, Bamberg, and Orangeburg Counties an opportunity to apply for federal emergency loans to salvage some of their losses. Tony Munoz, a farmer based in Lake…

Get Rid of Pesticides for Free

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The S.C. Department of Agriculture is offering several opportunities this month for residents to dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides. The Waste Pesticide Disposal Program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators in the state, in addition to homeowners. SCDA said staff will be on site to monitor the collection and disposal…

Cherokee Purple to Black Krim: Festival Celebrates Tomatoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The 8th annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is happening Saturday at City Roots Farm in Columbia. Guests can come out from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A full lineup of bands will be performing on two different stages. You can sample delicious, tomato-based dishes from Midlands restaurants. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door….