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Dive deep into South Carolina’s varied industry, and you’ll see the state holds its own as an agricultural powerhouse. While South Carolina is recognized as a top poultry producer, consumers may be surprised to learn just how diverse the state’s $42 billion ag industry is – cultivating fresh produce, seafood, forestry products, dairy and more.

South Carolina has more than 25,200 farms spread across its landscape, with an average size of 197 acres each. In total, they encompass about 4.9 million acres of land. Farmers grow and raise the state’s many agricultural products including the top commodities – broilers, turkeys, greenhouse and nursery products, cotton, and corn.

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South Carolina Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

25,266

Farmers Markets

128

Economic Impact

$3B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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