Conservation in South Carolina

South Carolina

USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 6,424
Payments: $90,852,850

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 751
Payments: $8,435,685

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 699
Payments: $16,602,809

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 12,276
Payments: $160,045,851



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for South Carolina, 2012

Land in South Carolina, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:25,266
Total Acres in Farms:4,971,244
Cropland Acres:1,967,288
Permanent pasture and rangeland:633,296
Woodland Acres:2,036,260
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:334,400

Livestock in South Carolina, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold225,882,950
Layers inventory 4,231,250
Cattle and calves inventory297,286
Hogs and pigs inventory224,076
Sheep and lambs inventory12,684

Crops in South Carolina, 2012


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