2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 South Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/26/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation206
Farm Operations - Number of Operations24,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated5,000,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )174,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )15,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )340,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )33,500
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )3,500
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )185,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head243,100,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head16,467
Milk - Production, Measured in $47,177,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb247,000,000
County outlines for SOUTH CAROLINA

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
CORN
CORN, GRAIN325,000136 BU / ACRE44,200,000 BU4.25 $ / BU187,850,000
CORN, SILAGE16,00018 TONS / ACRE288,000 TONS
CORN350,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND250,000248,000912 LB / ACRE471,000 480 LB BALES0.67 $ / LB151,152,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED134,000 TONS133 $ / TON17,955,000
COTTON250,000248,000912 LB / ACRE471,000 480 LB BALES
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS400,000390,00038 BU / ACRE14,820,000 BU9.3 $ / BU137,826,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS122,000118,0004,000 LB / ACRE472,000,000 LB0.224 $ / LB105,728,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE90,584,000
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)260,0002.6 TONS / ACRE676,000 TONS134 $ / TON90,584,000
HAY260,0002.6 TONS / ACRE676,000 TONS134 $ / TON90,584,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO12,0002,100 LB / ACRE25,200,000 LB1.97 $ / LB49,644,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET12.2 $ / CWT33,748,000
MELONS, WATERMELON7,5007,100390 CWT / ACRE2,769,000 CWT12.2 $ / CWT33,748,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET20.5 $ / CWT6,991,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP1,2001,100310 CWT / ACRE341,000 CWT20.5 $ / CWT6,991,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED2,766,200 CWT
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED341,000 CWT
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET31,971,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN2,7002,600370 CWT / ACRE962,000 CWT31,971,000
TOMATOES33.3 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET33.3 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED960,100 CWT
WHEAT
WHEAT90,00075,00049 BU / ACRE3,675,000 BU4.35 $ / BU15,986,000
WHEAT, WINTER90,00075,00049 BU / ACRE3,675,000 BU4.35 $ / BU15,986,000
OATS
OATS20,0008,00051 BU / ACRE408,000 BU3.8 $ / BU1,550,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED(D) CWT
CUCUMBERS(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES
PEACHES12,500 TONS
(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.