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South Carolina is a top producer of Poultry, Eggs, and Tobacco in the nation, but in addition produces a wide array of crops on its 4.7 million acres of farmland. The top commodities produced in the state are: Broilers (Chicken), Eggs, Turkeys, Greenhouse Crops, Cotton, Corn, Cattle, Peanuts, and Wheat. There has also been a growing presence of specialty products in the state such as honey, cane syrup, and pecans. As of 2017, there were a total of 24,791 farms in South Carolina with an average size of 191 acres. The majority of the state's land in farms is considered cropland, followed by Woodland, and Pastureland.

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Farmland Rental Rates



south carolina Farmland Rental Rates

Over the last 20 years, farmland rental rates per acre in the south carolina have risen from an average of $24 per acre in 1999 to $47 per acre in 2019. This represents an increase of $23 over this time period with an average implied capitalization rate of 1.6%.


Current Rental Rate Per Acre

Cash Rent per Acre

Source: USDA

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Average Annual Cap Rate

Implied Annual Capitalization Rate

Source: USDA

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