Wetlands Reserve Program payments in South Carolina totaled $6.6 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in South Carolina Receiving Wetlands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
Pct of
1South Carolina NRCS$4,712,58871.3%71.3%
2Barnwell County, South Carolina$682,34110.3%81.6%
3Allendale County, South Carolina$536,0928.1%89.7%
4Calhoun County, South Carolina$427,6366.5%96.2%
5Marion County, South Carolina$131,1882.0%98.2%
6Charleston County, South Carolina$72,5151.1%99.3%
7Sumter County, South Carolina$20,7270.3%99.6%
8Laurens County, South Carolina$12,7500.2%99.8%
9Chesterfield County, South Carolina$10,5330.2%100.0%
10Hampton County, South Carolina$3,0810.0%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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