South Carolina Department of Agriculture
March 28, 2016
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the following news release on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 24, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nexsen Pruet law firm donated $10,000 to Plant it Forward South Carolina, an initiative by South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, on March 23, 2016.
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 suffered because of the flood. Total agricultural losses from October’s flooding are approaching $600 million.
"Friends and clients are still recovering from the impact of the historic storm,” said David Gossett, leader of the firm’s agribusiness team. “We recognize the vital role that agriculture plays in our statewide economy, so we felt obliged to step up with financial support and we are asking for other business leaders and professionals to do the same.”
Nexsen Pruet agribusiness attorneys have deep roots in working for clients that range from small input supply farms to major multinationals. Their attorneys regularly advise on legal issues arising from financing, immigration, litigation, real estate, environmental and taxation.
"On behalf of South Carolina farmers, I cannot thank Nexsen Pruet enough for their generous donation to Plant it Forward SC. Their donation shows their continued support of and commitment to South Carolina farms and agribusinesses," said Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
For more information on Plant it Forward SC, or to make a donation, visit www.plantitforwardsc.org or contact Stefanie Kitchen at 803-734-2210.
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