Cotton Subsidies in South Carolina totaled $774 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in South Carolina Receiving cotton subsidies, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Cotton Subsidies
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Orangeburg County, South Carolina$98,926,23112.8%12.8%
2Calhoun County, South Carolina$79,630,52010.3%23.1%
3Lee County, South Carolina$77,449,70210.0%33.1%
4Marlboro County, South Carolina$68,445,3708.8%41.9%
5Darlington County, South Carolina$67,642,5148.7%50.7%
6Williamsburg County, South Carolina$67,210,7888.7%59.4%
7Hampton County, South Carolina$40,630,4475.3%64.6%
8Dillon County, South Carolina$34,782,7424.5%69.1%
9Clarendon County, South Carolina$27,408,3833.5%72.7%
10Florence County, South Carolina$27,361,4143.5%76.2%
11Sumter County, South Carolina$25,662,1873.3%79.5%
12Bamberg County, South Carolina$22,149,7222.9%82.4%
13Barnwell County, South Carolina$21,291,2142.8%85.1%
14Dorchester County, South Carolina$20,895,6872.7%87.8%
15Aiken County, South Carolina$17,079,5092.2%90.0%
16Allendale County, South Carolina$13,306,7161.7%91.8%
17Marion County, South Carolina$8,578,4041.1%92.9%
18Horry County, South Carolina$7,610,0241.0%93.8%
19Colleton County, South Carolina$7,358,5341.0%94.8%
20Lexington County, South Carolina$6,393,3630.8%95.6%
21York County, South Carolina$5,877,6780.8%96.4%
22Richland County, South Carolina$4,138,6950.5%96.9%
23Saluda County, South Carolina$3,531,0820.5%97.4%
24Chester County, South Carolina$3,195,3050.4%97.8%
25Berkeley County, South Carolina$3,179,8970.4%98.2%
26Georgetown County, South Carolina$2,303,5480.3%98.5%
27Kershaw County, South Carolina$2,227,0840.3%98.8%
28Edgefield County, South Carolina$2,105,9490.3%99.1%
29Chesterfield County, South Carolina$2,052,8870.3%99.3%
30Anderson County, South Carolina$1,731,4400.2%99.5%
31Newberry County, South Carolina$1,688,3430.2%99.8%
32Jasper County, South Carolina$452,3630.1%99.8%
33Cherokee County, South Carolina$433,0480.1%99.9%
34Abbeville County, South Carolina$303,2510.0%99.9%
35Laurens County, South Carolina$279,5780.0%100.0%
36Greenwood County, South Carolina$137,2880.0%100.0%
37Lancaster County, South Carolina$133,9680.0%100.0%
38Greenville County, South Carolina$61,0630.0%100.0%
39McCormick County, South Carolina$30,4160.0%100.0%
40Spartanburg County, South Carolina$3,4910.0%100.0%
41Beaufort County, South Carolina$3,1780.0%100.0%
42Fairfield County, South Carolina$8890.0%100.0%
43Charleston County, South Carolina$3470.0%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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