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Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $5.0 billion in 2011

Counties in United States Receiving Commodity Payments, 2011
Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
2011
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Colusa County, California$19,507,9810.4%0.4%
2Poinsett County, Arkansas$17,166,8270.3%0.7%
3Arkansas County, Arkansas$15,647,8040.3%1.0%
4Whitman County, Washington$15,466,4230.3%1.3%
5Wharton County, Texas$15,112,0620.3%1.6%
6Sutter County, California$14,999,9250.3%1.9%
7Bolivar County, Mississippi$13,776,5900.3%2.2%
8Stoddard County, Missouri$13,421,0060.3%2.5%
9Butte County, California$13,294,7140.3%2.7%
10Craighead County, Arkansas$12,659,8220.3%3.0%
11Cross County, Arkansas$12,415,4040.2%3.2%
12Mississippi County, Arkansas$12,239,0770.2%3.5%
13Gaines County, Texas$12,150,6170.2%3.7%
14Lonoke County, Arkansas$12,052,4900.2%4.0%
15Glenn County, California$12,029,5400.2%4.2%
16Fresno County, California$12,024,0330.2%4.4%
17Washington County, Mississippi$11,899,1540.2%4.7%
18Kossuth County, Iowa$11,844,4320.2%4.9%
19McLean County, Illinois$11,826,5700.2%5.2%
20Jackson County, Arkansas$11,737,6620.2%5.4%
21Iroquois County, Illinois$11,672,8100.2%5.6%
22Clay County, Arkansas$11,309,7110.2%5.8%
23La Salle County, Illinois$11,241,3740.2%6.1%
24Hale County, Texas$11,109,8980.2%6.3%
25Pinal County, Arizona$11,031,8710.2%6.5%
26Cass County, North Dakota$10,805,4320.2%6.7%
27Champaign County, Illinois$10,785,1830.2%6.9%
28Kings County, California$10,608,9200.2%7.1%
29Livingston County, Illinois$10,563,5860.2%7.4%
30Acadia Parish, Louisiana$10,399,9690.2%7.6%
31Lawrence County, Arkansas$10,167,9340.2%7.8%
32Polk County, Minnesota$10,127,1380.2%8.0%
33Vermilion Parish, Louisiana$10,122,8100.2%8.2%
34Maricopa County, Arizona$10,021,0440.2%8.4%
35Chouteau County, Montana$9,949,1520.2%8.6%
36Sunflower County, Mississippi$9,918,7530.2%8.8%
37New Madrid County, Missouri$9,840,8510.2%9.0%
38Cavalier County, North Dakota$9,805,0840.2%9.1%
39Renville County, Minnesota$9,725,8440.2%9.3%
40Lincoln County, Washington$9,692,1850.2%9.5%
41Coahoma County, Mississippi$9,505,0990.2%9.7%
42Jefferson Davis, Louisiana$9,411,8620.2%9.9%
43Phillips County, Arkansas$9,378,8310.2%10.1%
44Jefferson County, Arkansas$9,333,3010.2%10.3%
45Prairie County, Arkansas$9,323,6280.2%10.5%
46Matagorda County, Texas$9,320,9820.2%10.7%
47Chicot County, Arkansas$9,178,0150.2%10.8%
48Bureau County, Illinois$9,076,3350.2%11.0%
49Lamb County, Texas$8,894,4450.2%11.2%
50Kern County, California$8,889,9560.2%11.4%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.