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Soybean Subsidies** in the United States totaled $27.8 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in United States Receiving soybean subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Soybean Subsidies**
Pct of
1Cass County, North Dakota$177,407,3540.6%0.6%
2Brown County, South Dakota$134,390,9950.5%1.1%
3Spink County, South Dakota$123,095,5330.4%1.6%
4McLean County, Illinois$120,742,0750.4%2.0%
5Iroquois County, Illinois$118,918,8100.4%2.4%
6Livingston County, Illinois$115,681,4760.4%2.8%
7Richland County, North Dakota$115,091,1910.4%3.3%
8La Salle County, Illinois$102,166,7840.4%3.6%
9Renville County, Minnesota$100,162,2850.4%4.0%
10Champaign County, Illinois$99,624,6680.4%4.3%
11Kossuth County, Iowa$98,781,5640.4%4.7%
12Redwood County, Minnesota$97,564,6190.4%5.0%
13Barnes County, North Dakota$90,900,7970.3%5.4%
14Martin County, Minnesota$83,232,6930.3%5.7%
15Vermilion County, Illinois$82,010,7680.3%6.0%
16Nobles County, Minnesota$81,613,6490.3%6.3%
17Plymouth County, Iowa$80,393,1430.3%6.5%
18Mower County, Minnesota$79,222,9240.3%6.8%
19Faribault County, Minnesota$78,792,0330.3%7.1%
20Bolivar County, Mississippi$78,694,4180.3%7.4%
21Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$78,614,3720.3%7.7%
22Sioux County, Iowa$78,317,6600.3%8.0%
23Blue Earth County, Minnesota$77,902,5160.3%8.2%
24Murray County, Minnesota$76,190,7080.3%8.5%
25Stutsman County, North Dakota$75,388,7760.3%8.8%
26Lyon County, Minnesota$75,320,8530.3%9.1%
27Jackson County, Minnesota$75,123,1100.3%9.3%
28Beadle County, South Dakota$73,182,0800.3%9.6%
29LaMoure County, North Dakota$70,279,2650.3%9.8%
30Henry County, Illinois$70,244,5100.3%10.1%
31Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota$70,206,5490.3%10.3%
32Webster County, Iowa$69,877,0140.3%10.6%
33Sangamon County, Illinois$69,391,9540.2%10.8%
34Cottonwood County, Minnesota$68,657,8640.2%11.1%
35Pottawattamie County, Iowa$68,126,8060.2%11.3%
36Roberts County, South Dakota$68,074,4890.2%11.6%
37Benton County, Iowa$67,750,4720.2%11.8%
38Christian County, Illinois$67,369,3450.2%12.1%
39Traill County, North Dakota$67,262,7650.2%12.3%
40Woodbury County, Iowa$66,787,4560.2%12.5%
41Freeborn County, Minnesota$66,575,1610.2%12.8%
42Bureau County, Illinois$66,537,7750.2%13.0%
43O'Brien County, Iowa$66,526,6240.2%13.3%
44Logan County, Illinois$65,498,0670.2%13.5%
45Pocahontas County, Iowa$65,461,8580.2%13.7%
46Crawford County, Iowa$64,742,7870.2%14.0%
47Kingsbury County, South Dakota$64,235,2470.2%14.2%
48Calhoun County, Iowa$62,132,2900.2%14.4%
49Swift County, Minnesota$61,991,7110.2%14.6%
50Hutchinson County, South Dakota$61,909,7810.2%14.9%

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.