COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - Rogers Brothers Farm is establishing a peanut facility in Hartsville.
The facility is a $6 million investment and is expected to create 30 new jobs. "We are proud and excited about building South Carolina's first commercial peanut shelling plant. As the peanut industry has grown in the state, we saw a need and opportunity for more peanut infrastructure. Not only will we provide jobs for local citizens, but also an alternative market for South Carolina farmers," says Gill Rogers, co-owner of Rogers Brothers Farm.
The farm will buy, store and shell locally-grown peanuts for the company's market at an 80,000-square-foot facility on 2530 Northcutt Road in Hartsville. The peanuts will be sold for food processing, wildlife feed and oil crushing. Rogers Brothers Peanuts provides peanut manufactures with high quality raw shelled peanuts.
Rogers Brothers Farm was founded in 1970 and is a family owned business. They are now South Carolina's largest cotton farm. They produce cotton, corn, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. "Agribusiness and forestry remain driving forces in South Carolina's economy. Since 2011, the industry has announced $430 million in new investment and 2,800 jobs. Rogers Brothers' contribution to our state's agricultural business climate has been notable, and we look forward to their continued success within our state," says Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
For more information on Rogers Brothers peanuts or to inquire about a potential job position visit RogersBrosFarm.com.