Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in South Carolina

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in South Carolina

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

Conservation practices installed on CRP acres, cumulative, as of January 2020, South Carolina

1Tree plantings - softwoods17,02030.0%
2Longleaf pine13,90924.5%
3Existing trees10,15817.9%
4Riparian buffers8,38514.8%
5Tree plantings - longleaf pine1,4202.5%
6Upland bird habitat buffers1,1102.0%
7State acres for wildlife enhancement1,0691.9%
8Existing grass8981.6%
9Filter strips8791.5%
10Grass plantings - introduced6031.1%
11Wildlife habitat5941.0%
12Grass plantings - native1820.3%
13Wetland restoration - floodplain1720.3%
14CRP grasslands - introduced grasses1010.2%
15Tree plantings - hardwoods880.2%
16Wildlife food plots840.1%
17Marginal pasture buffers - wetland610.1%
18Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife28< 0.1%
19Grass waterways16< 0.1%
20Field windbreaks9< 0.1%
21Shallow water for wildlife9< 0.1%
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 Total Acres56,787 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Williamsburg County, South Carolina$1,250,771
2Lee County, South Carolina$1,212,723
3Horry County, South Carolina$1,157,167
4Orangeburg County, South Carolina$989,891
5Chesterfield County, South Carolina$868,676
6Bamberg County, South Carolina$864,551
7Sumter County, South Carolina$805,490
8Clarendon County, South Carolina$619,060
9Barnwell County, South Carolina$328,752
10Allendale County, South Carolina$310,506
11Florence County, South Carolina$248,129
12Marlboro County, South Carolina$230,870
13Dillon County, South Carolina$203,556
14Calhoun County, South Carolina$178,566
15Georgetown County, South Carolina$162,738
16Marion County, South Carolina$162,598
17Kershaw County, South Carolina$157,044
18Anderson County, South Carolina$147,068
19Saluda County, South Carolina$130,874
20Darlington County, South Carolina$119,785
21Colleton County, South Carolina$97,795
22Hampton County, South Carolina$86,621
23Edgefield County, South Carolina$81,480
24Spartanburg County, South Carolina$64,008
25Laurens County, South Carolina$55,741
26Abbeville County, South Carolina$45,538
27Union County, South Carolina$44,717
28Aiken County, South Carolina$43,154
29Berkeley County, South Carolina$42,821
30Dorchester County, South Carolina$39,008
31Greenville County, South Carolina$27,425
32Chester County, South Carolina$26,117
33Lexington County, South Carolina$25,931
34Newberry County, South Carolina$25,755
35Lancaster County, South Carolina$25,268
36Oconee County, South Carolina$21,894
37Charleston County, South Carolina$20,880
38Cherokee County, South Carolina$16,112
39York County, South Carolina$11,983
40Jasper County, South Carolina$9,308
41Richland County, South Carolina$5,124
42McCormick County, South Carolina$3,391
43Greenwood County, South Carolina$513
44Pickens County, South Carolina$0
45Fairfield County, South Carolina$0
46Beaufort County, South Carolina$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for South Carolina, 2017

Land in South Carolina, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:24,791
Total Acres in Farms:4,744,913
Cropland Acres:2,035,329
Permanent pasture and rangeland:573,421
Woodland Acres:1,826,595

Livestock in South Carolina, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold241,390,536
Layers inventory 4,002,121
Cattle and calves inventory326,114
Hogs and pigs inventory183,069
Sheep and lambs inventory12,627

Crops in South Carolina, 2017


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