Agribusiness and political business combine as South Carolina's governor candidates field questions about one of the state's largest industries.

The candidates appear Friday at a forum during the annual South Carolina Agribusiness Summit in Charleston. They are appearing in a town hall format at the Francis Marion Hotel to answer questions from business and agricultural leaders.

Ten hopefuls — five Republicans and five Democrats — are vying to replace Republican Gov. Mark Sanford who cannot seek a third term.

The annual conference is sponsored by the Palmetto Institute.

Institute founder Darla Moore, state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan are also on the schedule.