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Soybean Subsidies** in the United States totaled $2.1 billion in 2011

Counties in United States Receiving soybean subsidies**, 2011
Rank County Soybean Subsidies**
Pct of
1Cass County, North Dakota$15,525,0240.7%0.7%
2Stutsman County, North Dakota$11,001,0890.5%1.3%
3Barnes County, North Dakota$10,899,2760.5%1.8%
4Brown County, South Dakota$10,650,2240.5%2.3%
5Spink County, South Dakota$9,627,4040.5%2.8%
6Richland County, North Dakota$8,595,4720.4%3.2%
7LaMoure County, North Dakota$8,004,1270.4%3.6%
8Bolivar County, Mississippi$7,312,7210.4%3.9%
9Beadle County, South Dakota$6,777,7040.3%4.2%
10Marshall County, Minnesota$6,726,1040.3%4.6%
11Iroquois County, Illinois$6,403,4070.3%4.9%
12Renville County, Minnesota$6,385,2560.3%5.2%
13Redwood County, Minnesota$6,272,0590.3%5.5%
14Dickey County, North Dakota$5,878,1470.3%5.8%
15Traill County, North Dakota$5,839,4660.3%6.0%
16Wells County, North Dakota$5,792,1680.3%6.3%
17Mower County, Minnesota$5,685,6300.3%6.6%
18Livingston County, Illinois$5,676,0970.3%6.9%
19Clark County, South Dakota$5,613,5230.3%7.1%
20Phillips County, Arkansas$5,590,7650.3%7.4%
21McLean County, Illinois$5,498,1110.3%7.7%
22Kossuth County, Iowa$5,474,7410.3%7.9%
23La Salle County, Illinois$5,395,0420.3%8.2%
24Sargent County, North Dakota$5,371,2320.3%8.4%
25Roberts County, South Dakota$5,348,2290.3%8.7%
26Faribault County, Minnesota$5,320,3760.3%9.0%
27Edmunds County, South Dakota$5,283,7390.3%9.2%
28Sunflower County, Mississippi$5,244,5890.3%9.5%
29Clay County, Minnesota$5,226,4360.3%9.7%
30Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$5,111,9340.2%10.0%
31Benson County, North Dakota$5,067,2920.2%10.2%
32Martin County, Minnesota$5,061,7770.2%10.4%
33Ramsey County, North Dakota$4,980,9230.2%10.7%
34Murray County, Minnesota$4,921,0330.2%10.9%
35Lyon County, Minnesota$4,899,1830.2%11.2%
36Woodbury County, Iowa$4,891,8950.2%11.4%
37Day County, South Dakota$4,858,9140.2%11.6%
38Norman County, Minnesota$4,857,7890.2%11.9%
39Plymouth County, Iowa$4,820,7190.2%12.1%
40Blue Earth County, Minnesota$4,817,7080.2%12.3%
41Kingsbury County, South Dakota$4,814,0590.2%12.6%
42Nobles County, Minnesota$4,781,3200.2%12.8%
43Washington County, Mississippi$4,772,3110.2%13.0%
44Wayne County, Illinois$4,741,5080.2%13.2%
45Steele County, North Dakota$4,719,1900.2%13.5%
46Grand Forks County, North Dakota$4,705,6040.2%13.7%
47Mississippi County, Arkansas$4,696,9150.2%13.9%
48Champaign County, Illinois$4,668,2340.2%14.1%
49Crittenden County, Arkansas$4,616,4600.2%14.4%
50Vermilion County, Illinois$4,473,0020.2%14.6%

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.