Beyond the numbers, the stories are real. Meet just a few of South Carolina’s farmers who have suffered devastating losses during the 2015 flood. Their unwavering resolve and commitment to the agriculture industry is inspiring.

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

“While the money does need to go to the farmer, it will end up being the support for our local communities, as we spread it to all the local businesses like we have done for so many years. To me it’s not my job. It’s my heritage, my family, my life, and now its future is in the balance, hoping...

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

“While the money does need to go to the farmer, it will end up being the support for our local communities, as we spread it to all the local businesses like we have done for so many years. To me it’s not my job. It’s my heritage, my family, my life, and now its future is in the balance, hoping...

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

Jeremy Cannon, Clarendon County (Tobacco, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans)

“While the money does need to go to the farmer, it will end up being the support for our local communities, as we spread it to all the local businesses like we have done for so many years. To me it’s not my job. It’s my heritage, my family, my life, and now its future is in the balance, hoping...

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

“We’re just trying to salvage what we can. We know it’s going to be a huge loss. Right now, farmers are feeding off each other’s good ideas and going to local meetings to figure out our options. Maybe that will help us get through.”

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

“We’re just trying to salvage what we can. We know it’s going to be a huge loss. Right now, farmers are feeding off each other’s good ideas and going to local meetings to figure out our options. Maybe that will help us get through.”

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

Cag Brunson, Clarendon County (Vegetables)

“We’re just trying to salvage what we can. We know it’s going to be a huge loss. Right now, farmers are feeding off each other’s good ideas and going to local meetings to figure out our options. Maybe that will help us get through.”

Joseph and Helen Fields, John’s Island (Organic Fruits and Vegetables)

Joseph and Helen Fields, John’s Island (Organic Fruits and Vegetables)

“I am a certified welder by trade, but farming is the love of my life. Any farmer who was affected by the flood like we were needs help. Crops have been destroyed. Squash, collards beans, tomatoes … they’re all gone.”

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