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The tables below offer information about South Carolina agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, South Carolina ranks 35th among the states for total agricultural production.
South Carolina's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists South Carolina's top commodities in each of South Carolina's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Providing over 1/4 of South Carolina's total agriculutural production, broilers are the state's most important agricultural product. Turkeys are the second ranking livestock product in the state, followed by cattle and calves. Chicken eggs and hogs round out the top five livestock products.
Greenhouse and nursery products lead the way in the "crops" category. Tobacco is also important, followed by soybeans and cotton.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of South Carolina.
The 2004 table above contains information about South Carolina agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of South Carolina broilers is 521,884. This number represents a dollar value of $521,884,000 (521,884 x 1,000): five hundred and twenty-one million, eight hundred and eighty-four thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in South Carolina. For example, broilers account for 27.3% of South Carolina's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of these broilers add up to over 1/4 South Carolina's total agricultural production.
South Carolina farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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