EQIP in South Carolina

South Carolina

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in South Carolina

EQIP payments by fiscal year in South Carolina

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, South Carolina

1Sprinkler System$8,182,598
2Tree & Shrub Establishment $7,711,557
3Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$6,058,173
4Cover Crop $5,974,984
5Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$4,937,454
6Roofs and Covers$4,923,564
8Waste Storage Facility$3,299,458
9Heavy Use Area Protection$3,033,943
10Forage and Biomass Planting $2,880,810
11Energy Efficient Building Envelope$2,210,813
12Access Road$1,941,613
13Water Well$1,358,903
14Brush Management$1,337,282
16Forest Stand Improvement$1,155,136
17Prescribed Burning$1,066,459
18Livestock Pipeline$959,104
19Irrigation System- Microirrigation$954,201
20Pumping Plant$949,037
21Herbaceous Weed Treatment$905,426
22Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$875,623
23High Tunnel System$851,753
24Irrigation Pipeline$698,062
25Animal Mortality Facility$613,023
26Watering Facility$594,534
27Nutrient Management $538,487
28Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $472,930
29Energy Efficient Lighting System$457,031
30Forest Trails and Landings$387,882
31Conservation Cover $332,988
32Structure for Water Control$306,440
33Waste Facility Closure$288,002
34Streambank and Shoreline Protection$287,819
35Roof Runoff Structure$277,173
36Waste Transfer$263,042
37Stream Crossing$249,986
38Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$225,050
39Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$165,382
40Agrichemical Handling Facility$148,838
41Forest Management Plan$146,499
42Mulching $145,778
43Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$125,167
44Critical Area Planting$105,895
45Composting Facility$97,575
46Lined Waterway or Outlet$84,717
47Structures for Wildlife$81,246
48Underground Outlet$65,840
49Clearing and Snagging$56,914
50Subsurface Drain$49,260
51Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$48,746
52Grade Stabilization Structure$48,319
53Irrigation Water Management $46,962
54Grassed Waterway $41,075
55Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $25,827
56Conservation Crop Rotation $19,724
57Hedgerow Planting $19,037
58Pest Management Conservation System$16,328
59Livestock Shelter Structure$15,108
60Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$11,818
61Prescribed Grazing $11,624
62Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $9,114
63Well Decommissioning$7,786
64Access Control$7,547
65Nutrient Management Plan - Written$7,185
66Land Smoothing$6,921
68Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$6,002
69Equitable Relief Payment$5,456
71Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (AgEMP)$3,612
72Field Border $3,354
73Other Payment$2,861
74Water and Sediment Control Basin$2,578
75Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$2,574
76Obstruction Removal$1,626
77Silvopasture $1,275
78Filter Strip $1,180
79Groundwater Testing$1,020
80Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$716
81Emergency Animal Mortality Management$317
82Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $231
83Water Harvesting Catchment$54
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 Total Payments, 2017-202074,088,023
NRCS climate smart practice.

NCRS climate smart practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, South Carolina

1Tree & Shrub Establishment $7,711,557
2Cover Crop $5,974,984
3Forage and Biomass Planting $2,880,810
4Nutrient Management $538,487
5Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $472,930
6Conservation Cover $332,988
7Mulching $145,778
8Irrigation Water Management $46,962
9Grassed Waterway $41,075
10Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $25,827
11Conservation Crop Rotation $19,724
12Hedgerow Planting $19,037
13Prescribed Grazing $11,624
14Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $9,114
15Field Border $3,354
16Silvopasture $1,275
17Filter Strip $1,180
18Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $231
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$18,236,938
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Aiken County, South Carolina$6,092,169
2Orangeburg County, South Carolina$5,931,958
3Oconee County, South Carolina$5,304,267
4Edgefield County, South Carolina$3,923,214
5Lexington County, South Carolina$3,107,545
6Saluda County, South Carolina$2,680,985
7Barnwell County, South Carolina$2,482,356
8Chesterfield County, South Carolina$2,124,096
9Kershaw County, South Carolina$1,530,164
10Newberry County, South Carolina$1,357,463
11Bamberg County, South Carolina$1,315,921
12Clarendon County, South Carolina$1,257,001
13Anderson County, South Carolina$1,191,534
14Abbeville County, South Carolina$1,038,926
15Greenwood County, South Carolina$998,910
16Horry County, South Carolina$996,693
17Lee County, South Carolina$992,600
18Laurens County, South Carolina$937,672
19Darlington County, South Carolina$898,518
20Allendale County, South Carolina$738,717
21Dillon County, South Carolina$610,142
22Florence County, South Carolina$567,536
23Marlboro County, South Carolina$508,930
24Berkeley County, South Carolina$503,570
25Hampton County, South Carolina$474,934
26Calhoun County, South Carolina$386,710
27McCormick County, South Carolina$283,475
28Williamsburg County, South Carolina$253,131
29Dorchester County, South Carolina$216,134
30Richland County, South Carolina$205,328
31Fairfield County, South Carolina$205,031
32Cherokee County, South Carolina$191,634
33Spartanburg County, South Carolina$163,742
34York County, South Carolina$140,490
35Colleton County, South Carolina$121,258
36Sumter County, South Carolina$99,864
37Chester County, South Carolina$89,477
38Georgetown County, South Carolina$86,806
39Lancaster County, South Carolina$82,406
40Charleston County, South Carolina$53,200
41Jasper County, South Carolina$51,723
42Beaufort County, South Carolina$44,433
43Marion County, South Carolina$38,458
44Union County, South Carolina$17,982
45Greenville County, South Carolina$3,307
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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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