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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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According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, South Carolina produced and sold $3 billion worth of agricultural products, of which, 36% was from the sale of Crops and 64% from the sale of Livestock, Poultry, and their products.

The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Lexington County, Orangeburg County, Saluda County, Oconee County, and Sumter County. In total, these counties make up 30% of South Carolina's agricultural revenue.

Top Crops and Commodities
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Top Crops and Commodities
  • poultry totals
  • corn
  • cotton
  • vegetable totals
  • soybeans
  • other
$3B
Economic Impact
24.8K
Number of Farms
191Acres
Average Farm Size

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