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Rice Subsidies** in the United States totaled $389 million in 2011

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

Counties in United States Receiving rice subsidies**, 2011
Rank County Rice Subsidies**
Pct of
1Colusa County, California$19,731,8035.1%5.1%
2Poinsett County, Arkansas$15,720,8474.0%9.1%
3Sutter County, California$14,762,0793.8%12.9%
4Butte County, California$13,795,1173.5%16.5%
5Arkansas County, Arkansas$12,659,4043.3%19.7%
6Cross County, Arkansas$11,814,1453.0%22.8%
7Jackson County, Arkansas$11,780,1623.0%25.8%
8Glenn County, California$11,175,7022.9%28.7%
9Wharton County, Texas$11,018,9742.8%31.5%
10Lawrence County, Arkansas$10,487,0902.7%34.2%
11Acadia Parish, Louisiana$10,407,8942.7%36.9%
12Clay County, Arkansas$9,852,2872.5%39.4%
13Craighead County, Arkansas$9,743,4592.5%41.9%
14Jefferson Davis, Louisiana$9,661,6892.5%44.4%
15Lonoke County, Arkansas$9,607,8742.5%46.9%
16Vermilion Parish, Louisiana$9,332,7162.4%49.3%
17Bolivar County, Mississippi$9,082,8722.3%51.6%
18Greene County, Arkansas$8,356,2222.1%53.7%
19Stoddard County, Missouri$8,040,5222.1%55.8%
20Butler County, Missouri$8,014,2852.1%57.9%
21Prairie County, Arkansas$7,622,5272.0%59.8%
22Woodruff County, Arkansas$6,735,2761.7%61.6%
23Monroe County, Arkansas$6,562,8821.7%63.3%
24Colorado County, Texas$6,406,2531.6%64.9%
25Jefferson County, Arkansas$6,078,9141.6%66.5%
26Matagorda County, Texas$6,053,4881.6%68.0%
27Evangeline Parish, Louisiana$5,718,8161.5%69.5%
28Jefferson County, Texas$5,455,1191.4%70.9%
29Chicot County, Arkansas$5,444,2581.4%72.3%
30Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$5,311,6121.4%73.7%
31Saint Francis County, Arkansas$5,226,1551.3%75.0%
32Sunflower County, Mississippi$5,092,1441.3%76.3%
33Desha County, Arkansas$4,928,8211.3%77.6%
34Yolo County, California$4,881,1391.3%78.8%
35Brazoria County, Texas$4,814,3041.2%80.1%
36Chambers County, Texas$4,795,0651.2%81.3%
37Crittenden County, Arkansas$4,701,9681.2%82.5%
38Jackson County, Texas$4,533,0501.2%83.7%
39Washington County, Mississippi$4,360,7691.1%84.8%
40Liberty County, Texas$4,245,3561.1%85.9%
41Yuba County, California$4,144,4631.1%87.0%
42Phillips County, Arkansas$3,907,8931.0%88.0%
43Lee County, Arkansas$3,687,4760.9%88.9%
44Mississippi County, Arkansas$3,319,8600.9%89.8%
45Lincoln County, Arkansas$3,253,4480.8%90.6%
46Tunica County, Mississippi$3,232,1610.8%91.4%
47Randolph County, Arkansas$3,216,3390.8%92.3%
48New Madrid County, Missouri$3,170,5190.8%93.1%
49White County, Arkansas$3,149,6070.8%93.9%
50Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana$2,843,7140.7%94.6%

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.