Dams are tools farmers use to water their crops.
South Carolinians know about the major challenges our state’s farmers are facing after the 1000-year flood and Hurricane Matthew: two back-to-back historic weather events. Agriculture was devastated. We literally saw our annual income underwater.
Farmers rallied to overcome these punches with help from our representatives at the statehouse. “Let Them Grow” became a call to action from farmers and lawmakers alike.
In the aftermath of these two natural disasters, everyone is looking at ways to lessen impacts of any future floods by reviewing regulations that govern dams and reservoirs in South Carolina.
A bill that is being considered in the South Carolina House of Representatives seeks to update dam and reservoir policy in the state.
People don’t often realize that dams are tools farmers use to irrigate their crops. Our lawmakers need to be cautious about adding more and potentially ineffective regulations on an already heavily regulated industry.
The South Carolina Farm Bureau looks forward to working with South Carolina lawmakers as they continue their support of farmers and continuing to #LetThemGrow.