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USDA subsidies in North Carolina totaled $5.5 billion from 1995-2012.

Total USDA - Subsidies in North Carolina by county, 1995-2012
Rank County Total USDA - Subsidies
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Sampson County, North Carolina$257,605,1924.7%4.7%
2Robeson County, North Carolina$212,265,3463.9%8.6%
3$204,069,7813.7%12.3%
4Halifax County, North Carolina$200,364,0093.7%16.0%
5Edgecombe County, North Carolina$192,584,9943.5%19.5%
6Pitt County, North Carolina$186,059,5453.4%22.9%
7Northampton County, North Carolina$182,794,1363.3%26.2%
8Martin County, North Carolina$167,881,2763.1%29.3%
9Wayne County, North Carolina$167,309,7443.1%32.4%
10Beaufort County, North Carolina$163,445,0123.0%35.3%
11Duplin County, North Carolina$158,005,4502.9%38.2%
12Columbus County, North Carolina$151,788,7282.8%41.0%
13Johnston County, North Carolina$146,431,7082.7%43.7%
14Lenoir County, North Carolina$144,735,2322.6%46.3%
15Bertie County, North Carolina$143,187,3742.6%48.9%
16Nash County, North Carolina$118,407,3282.2%51.1%
17Wilson County, North Carolina$115,607,8262.1%53.2%
18Greene County, North Carolina$100,333,9601.8%55.0%
19Hyde County, North Carolina$95,026,4891.7%56.8%
20Jones County, North Carolina$93,417,3691.7%58.5%
21Bladen County, North Carolina$90,228,2161.6%60.1%
22Harnett County, North Carolina$90,060,2611.6%61.8%
23Craven County, North Carolina$89,413,6581.6%63.4%
24Washington County, North Carolina$87,588,8611.6%65.0%
25Hertford County, North Carolina$87,082,8981.6%66.6%
26Union County, North Carolina$82,328,7451.5%68.1%
27Perquimans County, North Carolina$78,665,5631.4%69.6%
28Chowan County, North Carolina$70,221,7261.3%70.8%
29North Carolina NRCS$67,635,3281.2%72.1%
30Gates County, North Carolina$66,438,1501.2%73.3%
31Pasquotank County, North Carolina$62,602,4661.1%74.4%
32Cumberland County, North Carolina$60,295,1171.1%75.5%
33Tyrrell County, North Carolina$59,805,7291.1%76.6%
34Henderson County, North Carolina$50,089,4910.9%77.5%
35$47,531,7690.9%78.4%
36Wake County, North Carolina$46,484,5680.8%79.3%
37Onslow County, North Carolina$44,074,9220.8%80.1%
38Hoke County, North Carolina$43,856,0490.8%80.9%
39Franklin County, North Carolina$42,184,8110.8%81.6%
40Stanly County, North Carolina$42,007,0140.8%82.4%
41Scotland County, North Carolina$39,632,7280.7%83.1%
42Pamlico County, North Carolina$38,779,0380.7%83.8%
43Person County, North Carolina$36,338,6520.7%84.5%
44Pender County, North Carolina$36,253,9660.7%85.2%
45Yadkin County, North Carolina$35,553,7940.6%85.8%
46Camden County, North Carolina$35,148,0680.6%86.5%
47Granville County, North Carolina$33,798,3350.6%87.1%
48Surry County, North Carolina$33,138,0640.6%87.7%
49Cleveland County, North Carolina$31,815,2550.6%88.3%
50Iredell County, North Carolina$31,730,9950.6%88.8%
51Anson County, North Carolina$30,487,9230.6%89.4%
52Guilford County, North Carolina$28,313,7480.5%89.9%
53Rockingham County, North Carolina$27,208,5960.5%90.4%
54Warren County, North Carolina$25,299,0480.5%90.9%
55Brunswick County, North Carolina$22,414,9620.4%91.3%
56Rowan County, North Carolina$22,056,8500.4%91.7%
57Caswell County, North Carolina$22,015,7730.4%92.1%
58Randolph County, North Carolina$21,841,6590.4%92.5%
59Currituck County, North Carolina$20,908,1080.4%92.9%
60Carteret County, North Carolina$19,376,7760.4%93.2%
61Vance County, North Carolina$18,942,2170.3%93.6%
62Lee County, North Carolina$18,211,2700.3%93.9%
63Stokes County, North Carolina$18,206,7240.3%94.2%
64Orange County, North Carolina$17,426,3390.3%94.5%
65Davidson County, North Carolina$16,448,2470.3%94.8%
66Alamance County, North Carolina$15,386,5690.3%95.1%
67Madison County, North Carolina$15,133,0150.3%95.4%
68Moore County, North Carolina$14,357,1380.3%95.7%
69Richmond County, North Carolina$13,438,5440.2%95.9%
70Chatham County, North Carolina$12,921,3390.2%96.2%
71Buncombe County, North Carolina$12,348,0840.2%96.4%
72Wilkes County, North Carolina$11,440,4170.2%96.6%
73Davie County, North Carolina$11,329,2340.2%96.8%
74Lincoln County, North Carolina$11,206,1800.2%97.0%
75Cabarrus County, North Carolina$10,881,4680.2%97.2%
76Catawba County, North Carolina$10,483,4000.2%97.4%
77Haywood County, North Carolina$10,198,5940.2%97.6%
78Alexander County, North Carolina$9,992,0370.2%97.8%
79Forsyth County, North Carolina$9,622,1060.2%97.9%
80Yancey County, North Carolina$8,907,6310.2%98.1%
81Caldwell County, North Carolina$8,063,0650.1%98.2%
82Alleghany County, North Carolina$7,807,3200.1%98.4%
83Rutherford County, North Carolina$7,687,9170.1%98.5%
84Durham County, North Carolina$6,627,2360.1%98.6%
85Ashe County, North Carolina$6,385,8550.1%98.8%
86Burke County, North Carolina$5,948,2460.1%98.9%
87Montgomery County, North Carolina$5,928,4020.1%99.0%
88Polk County, North Carolina$5,440,2120.1%99.1%
89Gaston County, North Carolina$5,125,2880.1%99.2%
90Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$4,883,9250.1%99.3%
91Cherokee County, North Carolina$4,578,7660.1%99.3%
92Watauga County, North Carolina$4,101,9590.1%99.4%
93Dare County, North Carolina$3,940,6090.1%99.5%
94Mitchell County, North Carolina$3,761,9550.1%99.6%
95McDowell County, North Carolina$3,447,7330.1%99.6%
96$3,296,1660.1%99.7%
97Transylvania County, North Carolina$3,054,2170.1%99.7%
98Macon County, North Carolina$2,046,9560.0%99.8%
99Jackson County, North Carolina$1,981,8770.0%99.8%
100Avery County, North Carolina$1,816,7040.0%99.8%
101Clay County, North Carolina$1,784,4070.0%99.9%
102Swain County, North Carolina$1,265,5020.0%99.9%
103Graham County, North Carolina$813,2380.0%99.9%
104New Hanover County, North Carolina$774,4440.0%99.9%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.