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Cotton Subsidies** in the United States totaled $32.9 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in United States Receiving cotton subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Cotton Subsidies**
Pct of
1Fresno County, California$594,235,0221.8%1.8%
2Gaines County, Texas$498,489,0591.5%3.3%
3Kern County, California$465,219,5911.4%4.7%
4Hale County, Texas$452,876,3131.4%6.1%
5Dawson County, Texas$422,012,3401.3%7.4%
6Pinal County, Arizona$412,885,6171.3%8.7%
7Maricopa County, Arizona$412,849,7411.3%9.9%
8Lubbock County, Texas$376,679,9081.1%11.1%
9Kings County, California$344,657,0771.0%12.1%
10Lynn County, Texas$341,889,6441.0%13.1%
11Terry County, Texas$334,283,0961.0%14.2%
12Mississippi County, Arkansas$328,463,4491.0%15.2%
13Hockley County, Texas$307,674,9130.9%16.1%
14Lamb County, Texas$303,635,6490.9%17.0%
15Floyd County, Texas$291,075,9750.9%17.9%
16Crosby County, Texas$264,037,8500.8%18.7%
17Tensas Parish, Louisiana$261,491,0160.8%19.5%
18Washington County, Mississippi$252,999,0510.8%20.3%
19Tulare County, California$247,392,9760.8%21.0%
20Coahoma County, Mississippi$245,675,5600.7%21.8%
21Yazoo County, Mississippi$238,186,9550.7%22.5%
22Leflore County, Mississippi$222,491,8180.7%23.2%
23Franklin Parish, Louisiana$222,202,8200.7%23.9%
24Dunklin County, Missouri$221,652,7900.7%24.5%
25Martin County, Texas$216,717,0860.7%25.2%
26Haywood County, Tennessee$199,027,3280.6%25.8%
27Nueces County, Texas$195,403,9020.6%26.4%
28Sunflower County, Mississippi$192,941,5410.6%27.0%
29San Patricio County, Texas$191,582,9970.6%27.6%
30Cochran County, Texas$183,593,3550.6%28.1%
31Swisher County, Texas$180,444,7510.5%28.7%
32Phillips County, Arkansas$180,122,9490.5%29.2%
33Howard County, Texas$179,162,2400.5%29.8%
34Yoakum County, Texas$178,140,2960.5%30.3%
35Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$177,563,5260.5%30.8%
36New Madrid County, Missouri$174,199,3970.5%31.4%
37Dooly County, Georgia$172,029,4450.5%31.9%
38Richland Parish, Louisiana$170,493,3500.5%32.4%
39Craighead County, Arkansas$168,573,2960.5%32.9%
40Merced County, California$166,254,5370.5%33.4%
41Crockett County, Tennessee$162,890,1090.5%33.9%
42Tallahatchie County, Mississippi$162,282,3430.5%34.4%
43Colquitt County, Georgia$161,928,6450.5%34.9%
44Bolivar County, Mississippi$159,570,3030.5%35.4%
45Cameron County, Texas$158,895,9800.5%35.9%
46Parmer County, Texas$158,849,0090.5%36.4%
47Madison Parish, Louisiana$155,032,2890.5%36.8%
48Castro County, Texas$153,603,0290.5%37.3%
49Desha County, Arkansas$149,217,4540.5%37.8%
50Humphreys County, Mississippi$148,007,5270.5%38.2%

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.