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Farms Getting Government Payments, By State, according to the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture

State Number of Farms Number of Farms Receiving Government Subsidies Percent Receiving Government Subsidies
United States 2,204,792 838,391 38.0%
Alabama 48,753 14,428 29.6%
Alaska 686 78 11.4%
Arizona 15,637 1,140 7.3%
Arkansas 49,346 11,461 23.2%
California 81,033 7,444 9.2%
Colorado 37,054 11,572 31.2%
Connecticut 4,916 352 7.2%
Delaware 2,546 950 37.3%
Florida 47,463 4,664 9.8%
Georgia 47,846 14,546 30.4%
Hawaii 7,521 218 2.9%
Idaho 25,349 9,214 36.4%
Illinois 76,860 56,811 73.9%
Indiana 60,938 35,864 58.9%
Iowa 92,856 74,939 80.7%
Kansas 65,531 44,433 67.8%
Kentucky 85,260 29,511 34.6%
Louisiana 30,106 10,621 35.3%
Maine 8,136 1,459 17.9%
Maryland 12,834 4,588 35.8%
Massachusetts 7,691 593 7.7%
Michigan 56,014 23,239 41.5%
Minnesota 80,992 56,657 70.0%
Mississippi 41,959 17,187 41.0%
Missouri 107,825 45,102 41.8%
Montana 29,524 13,080 44.3%
Nebraska 47,712 34,924 73.2%
Nevada 3,131 331 10.6%
New Hampshire 4,166 423 10.2%
New Jersey 10,327 857 8.3%
New Mexico 20,930 3,329 15.9%
New York 36,352 10,596 29.2%
North Carolina 52,913 13,856 26.2%
North Dakota 31,970 26,708 83.5%
Ohio 75,861 38,069 50.2%
Oklahoma 86,565 27,015 31.2%
Oregon 38,553 5,115 13.3%
Pennsylvania 63,163 17,441 27.6%
Rhode Island 1,219 101 8.3%
South Carolina 25,867 7,715 29.8%
South Dakota 31,169 22,911 73.5%
Tennessee 79,280 17,320 21.9%
Texas 247,437 48,027 19.4%
Utah 16,700 2,960 17.7%
Vermont 6,984 1,351 19.3%
Virginia 47,383 9,852 20.8%
Washington 39,284 6,899 17.6%
West Virginia 23,618 2,173 9.2%
Wisconsin 78,463 47,447 60.5%
Wyoming 11,069 2,790 25.2%

Source: EWG. Compiled from 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Updated April 2010