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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.
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.