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  1. South Carolina Highlights

  2. Farm Definition Any place from which $1,000 of agricultural products were produced and sold, or would normally would have been sold, during the census year. Government payments are included. Official USDA definition since 1974.

  3. Conducting the Census in SC • 49 thousand on mail list • 84.3 percent response rate • All counties over 75% response, most over 80%

  4. Farm Numbers • 25,867 farms & ranches • 5 percent more than 2002

  5. SC Top Counties • # of Farms • Anderson • Spartanburg • Aiken • Greenville • York • Value of Production • Kershaw • Lexington • Orangeburg • Oconee • Aiken

  6. Concentration of Production 2002 • 691 farms (2.8%) = 75% of value of production 2007 • 649 farms (2.5%) = 75% of value of production

  7. Principal Operator Characteristics • More operators working off-farm • Fewer have farming as primary occupation • Fewer operators under age 45, down 38% from 2002

  8. Agri-Tourism in SC • 2002 • 528 farms, $2.77 million of income • 2007 • 376 farms, $8.16 million of income

  9. What’s New in 2007?

  10. What Else is Available? • Production practices • Production expenditures • Value-added & specialty production • Conservation practices • Income from agritourism & recreation • Much, much more

  11. Data Availability • National, State, County Data • On-line Database • Agricultural Atlas Maps • State & County Profiles • Market Rankings • Puerto Rico • Outlying Areas

  12. www.agcensus.usda.gov

  13. Future Products • Congressional District Tabulations • Spring 2009 • Watershed Tabulations • Spring 2009 • American Indian Reservation Summary • Spring 2009 • ZIP Code Tabulations • Summer 2009

  14. Supplemental Surveys • Farm & Ranch Irrigation Survey • Currently Underway • Results Available Late 2009 • Organic Production Survey • To be conducted Spring 2009 • Results Available Late 2009

  15. 2012 Census: Looking Ahead • Content Team already formed • Ideas for changes, new questions • Comments to: nass@nass.usda.gov