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Corn Subsidies** in the United States totaled $84.4 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in United States Receiving corn subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Corn Subsidies**
Pct of
1McLean County, Illinois$395,027,7520.5%0.5%
2Iroquois County, Illinois$373,455,6870.4%0.9%
3Kossuth County, Iowa$370,244,4980.4%1.3%
4La Salle County, Illinois$342,893,3050.4%1.8%
5Livingston County, Illinois$341,940,6050.4%2.2%
6Champaign County, Illinois$328,960,5810.4%2.5%
7Yuma County, Colorado$320,260,2520.4%2.9%
8Bureau County, Illinois$317,799,0950.4%3.3%
9Henry County, Illinois$292,587,3770.3%3.7%
10Lee County, Illinois$280,114,8570.3%4.0%
11Renville County, Minnesota$280,075,2080.3%4.3%
12Sioux County, Iowa$277,440,3410.3%4.6%
13Martin County, Minnesota$269,774,5260.3%5.0%
14Hamilton County, Nebraska$269,510,5130.3%5.3%
15Sangamon County, Illinois$260,150,6870.3%5.6%
16Phelps County, Nebraska$259,795,5650.3%5.9%
17Ogle County, Illinois$256,051,6150.3%6.2%
18Vermilion County, Illinois$255,431,3020.3%6.5%
19Custer County, Nebraska$255,175,8840.3%6.8%
20Dawson County, Nebraska$255,018,5820.3%7.1%
21Clinton County, Iowa$254,604,3020.3%7.4%
22DeKalb County, Illinois$253,685,2070.3%7.7%
23Whiteside County, Illinois$253,234,9290.3%8.0%
24Redwood County, Minnesota$252,693,6450.3%8.3%
25Faribault County, Minnesota$249,949,0170.3%8.6%
26York County, Nebraska$249,740,6690.3%8.9%
27Buffalo County, Nebraska$243,797,2880.3%9.2%
28Plymouth County, Iowa$243,207,2160.3%9.5%
29Pottawattamie County, Iowa$242,875,3360.3%9.8%
30Lincoln County, Nebraska$239,190,1490.3%10.0%
31Hall County, Nebraska$236,973,1360.3%10.3%
32Mower County, Minnesota$236,305,4560.3%10.6%
33Woodbury County, Iowa$235,593,5190.3%10.9%
34Christian County, Illinois$235,353,4550.3%11.2%
35Brown County, South Dakota$235,151,8240.3%11.4%
36Freeborn County, Minnesota$234,370,7660.3%11.7%
37Holt County, Nebraska$234,354,1120.3%12.0%
38Fayette County, Iowa$232,874,1170.3%12.3%
39Logan County, Illinois$231,268,9630.3%12.6%
40Webster County, Iowa$229,035,5850.3%12.8%
41Richland County, North Dakota$228,702,7250.3%13.1%
42Franklin County, Iowa$227,302,1500.3%13.4%
43Benton County, Iowa$223,405,0120.3%13.6%
44Delaware County, Iowa$223,138,0270.3%13.9%
45Blue Earth County, Minnesota$221,405,4450.3%14.2%
46Cerro Gordo County, Iowa$220,847,9990.3%14.4%
47Dane County, Wisconsin$217,258,6750.3%14.7%
48Platte County, Nebraska$216,267,4990.3%14.9%
49Cedar County, Iowa$215,923,3240.3%15.2%
50Buchanan County, Iowa$215,333,3370.3%15.4%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

** Crop totals are an estimate. In the data received by EWG for 2009-2011, USDA does not differentiate Direct Payments or Counter-Cyclical Payments by crop as in previous years. EWG allocated the region's Direct Payments by crop for the 2009-2011 calendar year using the proportion of that crop's Direct Payments in 2008. Number of recipients receiving Direct Payments for that crop were not estimated. Due to the way Counter Cyclical Payments are made - EWG was not able to allocate Counter Cyclical Payments to crops. Also included in the crop totals are the crop insurance premiums as reported by the USDA Risk Management Agency for that crop. The crop insurance premium is the amount of money that is calculated by USDA to make the program actuarially sound. Crop insurance premium subsidies are available at the county, state and national level.