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Wheat Subsidies** in the United States totaled $35.5 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in United States Receiving wheat subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Wheat Subsidies**
Pct of
1Whitman County, Washington$357,380,7101.0%1.0%
2Chouteau County, Montana$287,068,7400.8%1.8%
3Cavalier County, North Dakota$283,412,1010.8%2.6%
4Lincoln County, Washington$251,339,2400.7%3.3%
5Hill County, Montana$231,683,5320.7%4.0%
6Ward County, North Dakota$229,704,1920.6%4.6%
7Marshall County, Minnesota$220,489,8660.6%5.2%
8Sumner County, Kansas$216,164,4280.6%5.9%
9Williams County, North Dakota$214,930,4600.6%6.5%
10Umatilla County, Oregon$213,399,8240.6%7.1%
11Polk County, Minnesota$212,436,5810.6%7.7%
12McLean County, North Dakota$193,688,1230.5%8.2%
13Grant County, Oklahoma$193,305,9900.5%8.7%
14Walsh County, North Dakota$187,917,1970.5%9.3%
15Kit Carson County, Colorado$186,170,7160.5%9.8%
16Pembina County, North Dakota$183,680,0980.5%10.3%
17Cass County, North Dakota$182,565,7330.5%10.8%
18Adams County, Washington$178,077,7170.5%11.3%
19Garfield County, Oklahoma$176,984,8060.5%11.8%
20Stutsman County, North Dakota$174,115,8240.5%12.3%
21Bottineau County, North Dakota$171,500,3880.5%12.8%
22Walla Walla County, Washington$167,023,8590.5%13.3%
23Mountrail County, North Dakota$165,359,6400.5%13.7%
24Grand Forks County, North Dakota$160,551,7580.5%14.2%
25Washington County, Colorado$159,444,1630.4%14.6%
26Grant County, Washington$146,735,8520.4%15.1%
27Kittson County, Minnesota$146,486,2230.4%15.5%
28Towner County, North Dakota$145,484,4620.4%15.9%
29Texas County, Oklahoma$145,156,7560.4%16.3%
30Barnes County, North Dakota$144,806,2990.4%16.7%
31Hettinger County, North Dakota$141,932,7330.4%17.1%
32Ramsey County, North Dakota$141,469,4530.4%17.5%
33Sheridan County, Montana$138,828,5330.4%17.9%
34Valley County, Montana$138,136,3460.4%18.3%
35Alfalfa County, Oklahoma$136,629,8800.4%18.7%
36Thomas County, Kansas$135,679,8270.4%19.0%
37Divide County, North Dakota$135,612,0290.4%19.4%
38Harper County, Kansas$134,223,4260.4%19.8%
39Wells County, North Dakota$134,218,7470.4%20.2%
40Bingham County, Idaho$133,290,4960.4%20.6%
41Roosevelt County, Montana$131,612,7410.4%20.9%
42Kay County, Oklahoma$127,687,4220.4%21.3%
43Benson County, North Dakota$125,807,0450.4%21.6%
44Norman County, Minnesota$121,806,7490.3%22.0%
45Sherman County, Kansas$121,458,5600.3%22.3%
46Cheyenne County, Nebraska$121,140,7150.3%22.7%
47Renville County, North Dakota$120,811,8420.3%23.0%
48Pondera County, Montana$119,620,1440.3%23.3%
49Liberty County, Montana$119,523,7790.3%23.7%
50Reno County, Kansas$117,788,5750.3%24.0%

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.