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Corn Subsidies** in the United States totaled $4.6 billion in 2011

Counties in United States Receiving corn subsidies**, 2011
Rank County Corn Subsidies**
Pct of
1Brown County, South Dakota$21,232,2700.5%0.5%
2Spink County, South Dakota$19,373,1130.4%0.9%
3Richland County, North Dakota$17,351,2910.4%1.3%
4Yuma County, Colorado$17,094,3110.4%1.6%
5Cass County, North Dakota$16,357,5210.4%2.0%
6La Salle County, Illinois$16,310,0510.4%2.3%
7Iroquois County, Illinois$16,043,4410.3%2.7%
8Kossuth County, Iowa$15,829,4050.3%3.0%
9Dickey County, North Dakota$14,491,2150.3%3.3%
10Renville County, Minnesota$14,248,9290.3%3.6%
11Custer County, Nebraska$14,007,4660.3%3.9%
12Bureau County, Illinois$13,999,5190.3%4.2%
13Stearns County, Minnesota$13,811,8700.3%4.5%
14Clinton County, Iowa$13,709,5200.3%4.8%
15Lee County, Illinois$13,253,2360.3%5.1%
16Beadle County, South Dakota$13,230,9420.3%5.4%
17Livingston County, Illinois$13,130,0030.3%5.7%
18Kit Carson County, Colorado$13,038,4330.3%6.0%
19Lincoln County, Nebraska$12,923,7530.3%6.2%
20McLean County, Illinois$12,826,8510.3%6.5%
21Martin County, Minnesota$12,773,1700.3%6.8%
22Woodbury County, Iowa$12,652,8520.3%7.1%
23Faribault County, Minnesota$12,597,9400.3%7.3%
24Holt County, Nebraska$12,564,5140.3%7.6%
25Mower County, Minnesota$12,441,0780.3%7.9%
26Freeborn County, Minnesota$12,332,3290.3%8.1%
27Sangamon County, Illinois$12,297,8320.3%8.4%
28Whiteside County, Illinois$12,160,1880.3%8.7%
29Sioux County, Iowa$11,999,3830.3%8.9%
30Buchanan County, Iowa$11,904,5110.3%9.2%
31Henry County, Illinois$11,864,4010.3%9.4%
32Ogle County, Illinois$11,786,1580.3%9.7%
33Redwood County, Minnesota$11,769,8150.3%10.0%
34LaMoure County, North Dakota$11,731,3150.3%10.2%
35Barnes County, North Dakota$11,705,4620.3%10.5%
36Plymouth County, Iowa$11,644,0690.3%10.7%
37Thomas County, Kansas$11,386,4450.2%11.0%
38Blue Earth County, Minnesota$11,326,9930.2%11.2%
39Fillmore County, Minnesota$11,299,6670.2%11.4%
40Champaign County, Illinois$11,113,9720.2%11.7%
41Crawford County, Iowa$11,038,3850.2%11.9%
42Fayette County, Iowa$10,978,7640.2%12.2%
43Benton County, Iowa$10,937,8070.2%12.4%
44Buffalo County, Nebraska$10,880,4540.2%12.6%
45DeKalb County, Illinois$10,672,9180.2%12.9%
46Cerro Gordo County, Iowa$10,581,6710.2%13.1%
47Vermilion County, Illinois$10,560,5060.2%13.3%
48Perkins County, Nebraska$10,551,4610.2%13.5%
49Franklin County, Iowa$10,531,7500.2%13.8%
50Dawson County, Nebraska$10,527,7940.2%14.0%

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.