2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 South Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/27/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation205
Farm Operations - Number of Operations24,400
Farm Operations - Acres Operated5,000,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )170,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )15,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )335,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )34,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )3,400
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )250,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head232,500,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head(D)

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head16,375
Milk - Production, Measured in $71,526,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb262,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS450,000440,00035 BU / ACRE15,400,000 BU10.4 $ / BU160,160,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND280,000278,000912 LB / ACRE528,000 480 LB BALES0.627 $ / LB156,499,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED143,000 TONS193 $ / TON30,687,000
COTTON280,000278,000912 LB / ACRE528,000 480 LB BALES
CORN
CORN, GRAIN280,000117 BU / ACRE32,760,000 BU3.9 $ / BU127,764,000
CORN, SILAGE11,00014 TONS / ACRE154,000 TONS
CORN295,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS112,000108,0003,800 LB / ACRE410,400,000 LB0.222 $ / LB91,109,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO, FLUE-CURED (CLASS 1)15,8002,100 LB / ACRE33,180,000 LB2.11 $ / LB70,010,000
TOBACCO15,8002,100 LB / ACRE33,180,000 LB2.11 $ / LB70,010,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED60,800 TONS68,337,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET59,300 TONS1,140 $ / TON67,602,000
PEACHES, PROCESSING1,500 TONS490 $ / TON735,000
PEACHES14,0004.69 TONS / ACRE65,700 TONS1,120 $ / TON
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED600 TONS
PEACHES, NOT SOLD4,300 TONS
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)270,0002.3 TONS / ACRE621,000 TONS110 $ / TON68,310,000
HAY270,0002.3 TONS / ACRE621,000 TONS110 $ / TON68,310,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER230,000220,00052 BU / ACRE11,440,000 BU5 $ / BU57,200,000
WHEAT230,000220,00052 BU / ACRE11,440,000 BU5 $ / BU57,200,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET7,9007,300255 CWT / ACRE1,862,000 CWT14.8 $ / CWT27,558,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET1,7001,600220 CWT / ACRE352,000 CWT24.7 $ / CWT8,694,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET1,9001,800140 CWT / ACRE252,000 CWT24.9 $ / CWT6,275,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING, PICKLES(D)(D)(D) TONS / ACRE(D) TONS344 $ / TON(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH1,1001,000150 CWT / ACRE150,000 CWT37.5 $ / CWT5,625,000
OATS
OATS21,00010,00062 BU / ACRE620,000 BU3.6 $ / BU2,232,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET70060058 CWT / ACRE35,000 CWT48.7 $ / CWT1,705,000
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL250,000 LB547,000
PECANS, IMPROVED, UTILIZED, IN SHELL200,000 LB472,000
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING, UTILIZED, IN SHELL50,000 LB75,000
PECANS2.19 $ / LB
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING1.5 $ / LB
PECANS, IMPROVED2.36 $ / LB
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET32.4 $ / CWT
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit

Census State Profile: South_Carolina

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,040,0693450
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 1,293,5583450
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,746,5112950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas499,6183250
Tobacco47,984519
Cotton and cottonseed213,7961117
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes122,6782150
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries65,7621950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod165,7402450
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,7902449
Other crops and hay176,1902950
Poultry and eggs1,476,817850
Cattle and calves92,3523950
Milk from cows56,0083650
Hogs and pigs93,5271950
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2,4774250
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys16,4062850
Aquaculture5,1383450
Other animals and other animal products3,7864150
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Soybeans for beans369,4622245
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop335,8113950
Corn for grain309,8102649
Cotton, all300,0361017
Upland cotton300,036917
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens44,296,1981050
Turkeys6,999,565550
Layers4,231,2502250
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,816,3701850
Quail722,108449

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00010,523
   $1,000 to $2,4992,610
   $2,500 to $4,9992,630
   $5,000 to $9,9992,671
   $10,000 to $19,9992,088
   $20,000 to $24,999520
   $25,000 to $39,999869
   $40,000 to $49,999342
   $50,000 to $99,999852
   $100,000 to $249,999566
   $250,000 to $499,999343
   $500,000 or more1,252
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)2,575,752
   Average per farm ($)101,945
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)627,325
   Average per farm ($)24,829
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming10,361
   Other14,905
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male21,257
   Female4,009
  
Average age of principal operator59.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native198
   Asian133
   Black or African American2,647
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander9
   White33,455
   More than one race146
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2382

Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.