Cotton Subsidies in South Carolina totaled $17.8 million in 2019

Counties in South Carolina Receiving cotton subsidies, 2019

Rank County Cotton Subsidies
Pct of
1Orangeburg County, South Carolina$2,736,15415.4%15.4%
2Williamsburg County, South Carolina$1,823,96410.2%25.6%
3Calhoun County, South Carolina$1,666,4219.4%35.0%
4Darlington County, South Carolina$1,639,9179.2%44.2%
5Lee County, South Carolina$1,319,6877.4%51.6%
6Hampton County, South Carolina$1,123,4926.3%57.9%
7Clarendon County, South Carolina$856,8254.8%62.7%
8Marlboro County, South Carolina$787,1744.4%67.2%
9Florence County, South Carolina$648,3203.6%70.8%
10Dorchester County, South Carolina$608,1423.4%74.2%
11Bamberg County, South Carolina$588,9733.3%77.5%
12Horry County, South Carolina$522,5692.9%80.5%
13Dillon County, South Carolina$494,3422.8%83.3%
14Barnwell County, South Carolina$489,4002.8%86.0%
15Marion County, South Carolina$475,6712.7%88.7%
16Sumter County, South Carolina$449,9072.5%91.2%
17Colleton County, South Carolina$424,4972.4%93.6%
18Aiken County, South Carolina$417,0672.3%95.9%
19Allendale County, South Carolina$232,5021.3%97.2%
20Berkeley County, South Carolina$147,1830.8%98.1%
21Lexington County, South Carolina$93,9170.5%98.6%
22Chesterfield County, South Carolina$88,2050.5%99.1%
23Georgetown County, South Carolina$78,3860.4%99.5%
24Kershaw County, South Carolina$67,6000.4%99.9%
25Saluda County, South Carolina$15,7250.1%100.0%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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