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Agribusiness Industry

Agribusiness is the true homegrown industry of South Carolina. With a 25% growth rate over the last decade, it's also one of the Palmetto State's fastest-growing industries. Contributing an annual economic impact of more than $46 billion and accounting for 247,000 direct jobs statewide, agriculture products and food production are as important to our future as they have been to our past.

Temperate South Carolina is perfect for the expansion of agricultural operations. The state's growing network of agribusiness-related companies and suppliers distributed across every county in the state, includes family-owned and -operated farms, large -scale private farms, livestock producers, major food processors and manufacturers, wood products producers and more.

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McCall Farms

McCall Farms is one of America’s leading producers of fresh canned vegetables and fruit. The Florence County based company manufactures Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Bruce’s Yams, Allens, Allens Popeye, Veg-All and Princella. McCall Farms grows its products on 2,000 acres of family farmland in Effingham, SC, with an additional 25,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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Why Is SC Just Right for Agribusiness?

25%

industry growth rate over the last decade

$46.2 billion

agricultural economic impact

247,000

jobs directly supported by South Carolina's agribusiness industry

$845 million

in capital investments committed by agribusiness firms in 2021

25,000

farms in South Carolina

11%

of the state's total economic output is attributed to agribusiness

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Many agribusiness companies call SC home, including:

international paper
kraftheinz
mcCall farms
starbucks
Tyson

Learn more about what SC has to offer.

We invite you to get to know our state.

Find out if SC is just right for your agribusiness operations.

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