Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers seeking final term |






South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh E. Weathers speaks at the 2020 Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Outlook Luncheon.


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COLOMBIA, SC — South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers will seek a final term.

Weathers, South Carolina’s commissioner of agriculture since September 2004, announced Thursday that he would seek a final term.

“I have had the honor and privilege of serving our hardworking farmers and citizens of South Carolina for nearly two decades,” Weathers said. “I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Blanche and I are incredibly humbled by the overwhelming support from local farmers and the agri-food community. »

Weathers said if re-elected, he would remain focused on the future of agriculture in South Carolina for generations to come by growing and growing local farms, providing market-based opportunities in carbon sequestration and working to combat the difficult effects of COVID-19. had on the farming community.

He was appointed acting commissioner for agriculture in September 2004, appointed permanently in 2005 and re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Weathers is a fourth-generation Bowman farmer. He was graduated magna sperm praise from the University of South Carolina in 1978, earning degrees in accounting and finance.

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