Gubernatorial candidates attend agriculture forum in Charleston

Ten candidates vying to be South Carolina’s next governor are in Charleston today to talk about one of the state’s largest industries. Five Republicans and five Democrats, all running for governor, are in Charleston today for the South Carolina Agribusiness Summit. Agriculture is one of the state’s largest industries, and each candidate plans on discussing their views, and also fielding questions.
The annual forum will be similar to a town hall meeting, where the questions will come mostly from business and agricultural leaders. The Associated Press says today’s conference is sponsored by the Palmetto Institute. Darla Moore, who the University of South Carolina School of Business is named after, is the founder of the Palmetto Institute, and will attend the forum. Also in attendance will be state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan.