USDA subsidies in South Carolina totaled $2.6 billion from 1995-2019‡.

Total USDA - Subsidies in South Carolina by county, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Total USDA - Subsidies
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Orangeburg County, South Carolina$225,889,9518.8%8.8%
2Williamsburg County, South Carolina$172,975,3996.7%15.5%
3Horry County, South Carolina$161,040,5896.3%21.8%
4Lee County, South Carolina$160,597,5116.3%28.0%
5Darlington County, South Carolina$151,091,4095.9%33.9%
6Florence County, South Carolina$141,246,7425.5%39.4%
7Clarendon County, South Carolina$139,670,4825.4%44.9%
8Calhoun County, South Carolina$125,205,4004.9%49.7%
9Dillon County, South Carolina$116,489,3864.5%54.3%
10Marlboro County, South Carolina$115,697,6464.5%58.8%
11Sumter County, South Carolina$114,643,8724.5%63.2%
12Hampton County, South Carolina$78,857,7883.1%66.3%
13Marion County, South Carolina$67,033,7092.6%68.9%
14Bamberg County, South Carolina$64,435,2282.5%71.4%
15Barnwell County, South Carolina$63,996,9342.5%73.9%
16Allendale County, South Carolina$62,603,3582.4%76.3%
17Edgefield County, South Carolina$50,942,0322.0%78.3%
18Saluda County, South Carolina$48,568,2261.9%80.2%
19South Carolina NRCS$48,390,5061.9%82.1%
20Aiken County, South Carolina$46,813,0961.8%83.9%
21Dorchester County, South Carolina$46,558,0971.8%85.7%
22Chesterfield County, South Carolina$40,038,8321.6%87.3%
23Colleton County, South Carolina$39,472,4331.5%88.8%
24Anderson County, South Carolina$27,985,4761.1%89.9%
25Spartanburg County, South Carolina$26,486,8461.0%91.0%
26Newberry County, South Carolina$22,949,5050.9%91.8%
27Richland County, South Carolina$22,935,8480.9%92.7%
28Georgetown County, South Carolina$19,578,8570.8%93.5%
29Lexington County, South Carolina$18,953,8360.7%94.2%
30York County, South Carolina$18,842,8930.7%95.0%
31Laurens County, South Carolina$14,391,7830.6%95.5%
32Berkeley County, South Carolina$13,808,2700.5%96.1%
33Kershaw County, South Carolina$13,706,2580.5%96.6%
34Chester County, South Carolina$12,530,5850.5%97.1%
35Abbeville County, South Carolina$11,253,0360.4%97.5%
36Cherokee County, South Carolina$8,325,0410.3%97.9%
37Oconee County, South Carolina$8,296,8940.3%98.2%
38Charleston County, South Carolina$7,056,9690.3%98.5%
39Greenville County, South Carolina$6,727,4740.3%98.7%
40Lancaster County, South Carolina$4,847,6890.2%98.9%
41Jasper County, South Carolina$4,707,4570.2%99.1%
42Beaufort County, South Carolina$4,093,7600.2%99.2%
43Greenwood County, South Carolina$3,977,9480.2%99.4%
44Pickens County, South Carolina$3,001,6920.1%99.5%
45Union County, South Carolina$2,471,2020.1%99.6%
46McCormick County, South Carolina$1,740,5680.1%99.7%
47Fairfield County, South Carolina$1,268,2470.0%99.7%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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