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Oat Subsidies** in the United States totaled $278 million from 1995-2012.

Counties in United States Receiving oat subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Oat Subsidies**
Pct of
1Morton County, North Dakota$5,688,9332.0%2.0%
2Grant County, North Dakota$4,269,5941.5%3.6%
3Emmons County, North Dakota$3,889,7471.4%5.0%
4Aroostook County, Maine$3,393,6441.2%6.2%
5Dunn County, North Dakota$2,940,9461.1%7.2%
6Stearns County, Minnesota$2,724,2411.0%8.2%
7Perkins County, South Dakota$2,722,9661.0%9.2%
8Stark County, North Dakota$2,531,2860.9%10.1%
9Stanislaus County, California$2,519,9590.9%11.0%
10Kidder County, North Dakota$2,440,6720.9%11.9%
11Corson County, South Dakota$2,182,7460.8%12.7%
12Otter Tail County, Minnesota$2,054,0790.7%13.4%
13Burleigh County, North Dakota$1,989,2370.7%14.1%
14McKenzie County, North Dakota$1,943,5890.7%14.8%
15Merced County, California$1,912,3500.7%15.5%
16McIntosh County, North Dakota$1,861,7570.7%16.2%
17Potter County, South Dakota$1,846,6400.7%16.9%
18Mercer County, North Dakota$1,818,3960.7%17.5%
19McLean County, North Dakota$1,817,7640.7%18.2%
20McPherson County, South Dakota$1,748,1130.6%18.8%
21Campbell County, South Dakota$1,581,8180.6%19.4%
22Logan County, North Dakota$1,472,8630.5%19.9%
23Ward County, North Dakota$1,464,5070.5%20.4%
24Golden Valley County, North Dakota$1,426,9750.5%20.9%
25McHenry County, North Dakota$1,378,1460.5%21.4%
26Oliver County, North Dakota$1,358,9990.5%21.9%
27Harding County, South Dakota$1,335,8490.5%22.4%
28Roseau County, Minnesota$1,334,2580.5%22.9%
29Sioux County, North Dakota$1,329,3750.5%23.3%
30Tripp County, South Dakota$1,326,1460.5%23.8%
31Edmunds County, South Dakota$1,228,2190.4%24.3%
32Dewey County, South Dakota$1,202,7570.4%24.7%
33Stutsman County, North Dakota$1,184,4250.4%25.1%
34Gregory County, South Dakota$1,183,4000.4%25.5%
35Brule County, South Dakota$1,182,9270.4%26.0%
36Grant County, Wisconsin$1,180,2870.4%26.4%
37Walworth County, South Dakota$1,153,0690.4%26.8%
38Charles Mix County, South Dakota$1,149,4620.4%27.2%
39Knox County, Nebraska$1,129,8310.4%27.6%
40Mountrail County, North Dakota$1,127,0430.4%28.0%
41Todd County, Minnesota$1,070,9990.4%28.4%
42Pierce County, North Dakota$1,064,2790.4%28.8%
43Bowman County, North Dakota$1,028,6320.4%29.2%
44Adams County, North Dakota$1,006,0950.4%29.5%
45Codington County, South Dakota$995,3030.4%29.9%
46Deuel County, South Dakota$963,4830.3%30.2%
47Clark County, Wisconsin$947,0200.3%30.6%
48Dickey County, North Dakota$941,0750.3%30.9%
49Richland County, Montana$939,9010.3%31.2%
50Williams County, North Dakota$932,8960.3%31.6%

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.