USDA subsidies in South Carolina totaled $2.8 billion from 1995-2020‡.

Total USDA - Subsidies in South Carolina by county, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Total USDA - Subsidies
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Orangeburg County, South Carolina$244,438,5248.8%8.8%
2Williamsburg County, South Carolina$185,029,6336.6%15.4%
3Lee County, South Carolina$172,845,0866.2%21.6%
4Horry County, South Carolina$171,387,7746.1%27.8%
5Darlington County, South Carolina$166,601,7986.0%33.7%
6Clarendon County, South Carolina$152,066,3995.5%39.2%
7Florence County, South Carolina$152,043,5945.5%44.6%
8Calhoun County, South Carolina$136,765,6814.9%49.5%
9Dillon County, South Carolina$125,583,3774.5%54.0%
10Marlboro County, South Carolina$125,198,2864.5%58.5%
11Sumter County, South Carolina$121,414,3914.4%62.9%
12Hampton County, South Carolina$86,447,0643.1%66.0%
13Marion County, South Carolina$72,862,5202.6%68.6%
14Bamberg County, South Carolina$69,649,5332.5%71.1%
15Barnwell County, South Carolina$68,700,6782.5%73.6%
16Allendale County, South Carolina$66,335,0812.4%76.0%
17Edgefield County, South Carolina$59,069,6572.1%78.1%
18Saluda County, South Carolina$57,145,9052.0%80.1%
19Dorchester County, South Carolina$51,733,1861.9%82.0%
20Aiken County, South Carolina$51,547,3401.8%83.8%
21South Carolina NRCS$48,390,5061.7%85.6%
22Chesterfield County, South Carolina$45,199,6311.6%87.2%
23Colleton County, South Carolina$42,553,2411.5%88.7%
24Anderson County, South Carolina$30,660,6731.1%89.8%
25Spartanburg County, South Carolina$29,868,0141.1%90.9%
26Newberry County, South Carolina$24,987,3150.9%91.8%
27Richland County, South Carolina$24,619,8800.9%92.7%
28York County, South Carolina$21,218,6900.8%93.4%
29Georgetown County, South Carolina$20,907,0660.7%94.2%
30Lexington County, South Carolina$20,523,9460.7%94.9%
31Laurens County, South Carolina$16,048,8230.6%95.5%
32Berkeley County, South Carolina$14,571,3410.5%96.0%
33Chester County, South Carolina$14,531,7180.5%96.5%
34Kershaw County, South Carolina$14,387,5400.5%97.0%
35Abbeville County, South Carolina$12,658,1080.5%97.5%
36Cherokee County, South Carolina$10,020,6100.4%97.9%
37Oconee County, South Carolina$9,145,0570.3%98.2%
38Greenville County, South Carolina$7,230,6270.3%98.4%
39Charleston County, South Carolina$7,215,5250.3%98.7%
40Lancaster County, South Carolina$5,525,7370.2%98.9%
41Jasper County, South Carolina$4,894,0400.2%99.1%
42Greenwood County, South Carolina$4,184,7590.2%99.2%
43Beaufort County, South Carolina$4,098,5660.1%99.4%
44Pickens County, South Carolina$3,205,8240.1%99.5%
45Union County, South Carolina$3,077,7410.1%99.6%
46McCormick County, South Carolina$1,826,9240.1%99.7%
47Fairfield County, South Carolina$1,372,6310.0%99.7%

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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