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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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south carolina Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, south carolina farmland has offered average returns of 5.8%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $68,500. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.

5.8%

Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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5.8%

Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

Created with Highcharts 7.2.01998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019-20 %-10 %0 %10 %20 %30 %Highcharts.com

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