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Sunflower Subsidies** in the United States totaled $76.6 million in 2011

Counties in United States Receiving sunflower subsidies**, 2011
Rank County Sunflower Subsidies**
Pct of
1Bottineau County, North Dakota$4,977,8116.5%6.5%
2Emmons County, North Dakota$4,144,9805.4%11.9%
3Sully County, South Dakota$2,648,1553.5%15.4%
4McHenry County, North Dakota$2,394,1173.1%18.5%
5Ward County, North Dakota$2,121,8992.8%21.3%
6Morton County, North Dakota$2,071,9472.7%24.0%
7Burleigh County, North Dakota$1,887,3412.5%26.4%
8Grant County, North Dakota$1,788,6682.3%28.8%
9Renville County, North Dakota$1,707,0662.2%31.0%
10Potter County, South Dakota$1,657,9092.2%33.2%
11McLean County, North Dakota$1,615,4842.1%35.3%
12Logan County, North Dakota$1,371,5311.8%37.1%
13Kiowa County, Colorado$1,349,7481.8%38.8%
14Lyman County, South Dakota$1,277,7321.7%40.5%
15McIntosh County, North Dakota$1,238,6771.6%42.1%
16Hettinger County, North Dakota$1,122,8741.5%43.6%
17Corson County, South Dakota$1,079,4161.4%45.0%
18Hughes County, South Dakota$942,5441.2%46.2%
19Mercer County, North Dakota$918,9961.2%47.4%
20Sheridan County, North Dakota$888,4561.2%48.6%
21Kidder County, North Dakota$886,0691.2%49.7%
22Hand County, South Dakota$872,1291.1%50.9%
23Adams County, North Dakota$814,1521.1%51.9%
24Dunn County, North Dakota$806,2081.1%53.0%
25Hyde County, South Dakota$789,4731.0%54.0%
26Rolette County, North Dakota$768,1191.0%55.0%
27Sherman County, Kansas$749,5631.0%56.0%
28Stark County, North Dakota$736,3971.0%57.0%
29Stutsman County, North Dakota$732,9851.0%57.9%
30Kit Carson County, Colorado$724,5660.9%58.9%
31Dewey County, South Dakota$719,0510.9%59.8%
32Wells County, North Dakota$692,2750.9%60.7%
33Pierce County, North Dakota$689,7880.9%61.6%
34Cheyenne County, Colorado$644,8430.8%62.4%
35Oliver County, North Dakota$640,5250.8%63.3%
36Roseau County, Minnesota$631,6060.8%64.1%
37Barnes County, North Dakota$624,7250.8%64.9%
38Campbell County, South Dakota$615,0920.8%65.7%
39Sioux County, North Dakota$606,0660.8%66.5%
40Towner County, North Dakota$594,2990.8%67.3%
41Perkins County, South Dakota$588,9960.8%68.1%
42Walworth County, South Dakota$566,9510.7%68.8%
43Edmunds County, South Dakota$562,0750.7%69.5%
44Bowman County, North Dakota$557,1120.7%70.3%
45Stanley County, South Dakota$556,6100.7%71.0%
46Bennett County, South Dakota$544,9820.7%71.7%
47Ziebach County, South Dakota$535,9510.7%72.4%
48Cavalier County, North Dakota$511,9100.7%73.1%
49Faulk County, South Dakota$506,9670.7%73.7%
50Jones County, South Dakota$497,3090.6%74.4%

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.