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Conservation payments in North Carolina totaled $301 million from 1995-2012.

Counties in North Carolina Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2012
Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1North Carolina NRCS$67,635,32822.5%22.5%
2Hyde County, North Carolina$12,641,3874.2%26.7%
3Halifax County, North Carolina$11,955,0504.0%30.7%
4Cleveland County, North Carolina$8,093,2142.7%33.4%
5Anson County, North Carolina$7,567,6952.5%35.9%
6Martin County, North Carolina$7,218,6832.4%38.3%
7Sampson County, North Carolina$6,997,2482.3%40.6%
8Johnston County, North Carolina$6,908,5682.3%42.9%
9Edgecombe County, North Carolina$6,315,3612.1%45.0%
10Duplin County, North Carolina$5,908,9222.0%47.0%
11Northampton County, North Carolina$5,484,4451.8%48.8%
12Wayne County, North Carolina$5,366,4171.8%50.6%
13Franklin County, North Carolina$5,292,0871.8%52.3%
14Warren County, North Carolina$5,276,6441.8%54.1%
15Union County, North Carolina$5,188,6171.7%55.8%
16Beaufort County, North Carolina$4,798,9901.6%57.4%
17Nash County, North Carolina$4,396,0181.5%58.9%
18Lenoir County, North Carolina$4,197,7531.4%60.3%
19Harnett County, North Carolina$4,119,0571.4%61.6%
20Robeson County, North Carolina$3,941,6431.3%62.9%
21Stanly County, North Carolina$3,827,6601.3%64.2%
22Columbus County, North Carolina$3,772,5301.3%65.5%
23Bertie County, North Carolina$3,609,8421.2%66.7%
24Randolph County, North Carolina$3,598,3781.2%67.9%
25Granville County, North Carolina$3,522,9951.2%69.0%
26Bladen County, North Carolina$3,124,0151.0%70.1%
27Rutherford County, North Carolina$3,021,2641.0%71.1%
28Hertford County, North Carolina$3,006,0731.0%72.1%
29Greene County, North Carolina$2,858,5841.0%73.0%
30Washington County, North Carolina$2,842,7120.9%74.0%
31Craven County, North Carolina$2,812,1690.9%74.9%
32Jones County, North Carolina$2,755,4600.9%75.8%
33Gates County, North Carolina$2,429,4610.8%76.6%
34Wilson County, North Carolina$2,356,4940.8%77.4%
35Iredell County, North Carolina$2,303,4210.8%78.2%
36Richmond County, North Carolina$2,269,2010.8%78.9%
37Cumberland County, North Carolina$2,229,1220.7%79.7%
38Henderson County, North Carolina$2,215,5550.7%80.4%
39Lincoln County, North Carolina$2,172,1260.7%81.1%
40Pender County, North Carolina$2,144,6910.7%81.9%
41Dare County, North Carolina$2,048,8340.7%82.5%
42Chatham County, North Carolina$2,037,5660.7%83.2%
43Moore County, North Carolina$2,029,3400.7%83.9%
44Wilkes County, North Carolina$1,940,5160.6%84.5%
45Vance County, North Carolina$1,816,7000.6%85.1%
46Catawba County, North Carolina$1,697,7070.6%85.7%
47Pitt County, North Carolina$1,540,3580.5%86.2%
48Tyrrell County, North Carolina$1,538,1230.5%86.7%
49Rowan County, North Carolina$1,458,1440.5%87.2%
50Hoke County, North Carolina$1,447,1270.5%87.7%
51Montgomery County, North Carolina$1,334,7430.4%88.1%
52Scotland County, North Carolina$1,327,7470.4%88.6%
53Onslow County, North Carolina$1,237,7350.4%89.0%
54Caswell County, North Carolina$1,196,0120.4%89.4%
55Orange County, North Carolina$1,142,5410.4%89.8%
56Durham County, North Carolina$1,123,9600.4%90.1%
57Pamlico County, North Carolina$1,093,0940.4%90.5%
58Wake County, North Carolina$1,083,0610.4%90.9%
59Gaston County, North Carolina$1,082,3650.4%91.2%
60Cabarrus County, North Carolina$1,077,8060.4%91.6%
61Lee County, North Carolina$1,046,6360.3%91.9%
62Person County, North Carolina$1,011,6610.3%92.3%
63Buncombe County, North Carolina$1,002,5300.3%92.6%
64Yadkin County, North Carolina$997,2160.3%92.9%
65Rockingham County, North Carolina$989,6460.3%93.3%
66Haywood County, North Carolina$968,0800.3%93.6%
67Transylvania County, North Carolina$966,4510.3%93.9%
68Davidson County, North Carolina$926,5880.3%94.2%
69Madison County, North Carolina$904,3110.3%94.5%
70Chowan County, North Carolina$852,9160.3%94.8%
71Surry County, North Carolina$834,1040.3%95.1%
72Alamance County, North Carolina$832,2360.3%95.3%
73Burke County, North Carolina$757,0120.3%95.6%
74Alleghany County, North Carolina$713,3000.2%95.8%
75Cherokee County, North Carolina$631,8200.2%96.0%
76Alexander County, North Carolina$576,4220.2%96.2%
77Ashe County, North Carolina$554,7570.2%96.4%
78Perquimans County, North Carolina$509,2600.2%96.6%
79Caldwell County, North Carolina$508,4660.2%96.8%
80Avery County, North Carolina$507,9250.2%96.9%
81Polk County, North Carolina$486,8930.2%97.1%
82Jackson County, North Carolina$479,0490.2%97.2%
83Clay County, North Carolina$426,6300.1%97.4%
84Brunswick County, North Carolina$364,5560.1%97.5%
85McDowell County, North Carolina$359,7810.1%97.6%
86Macon County, North Carolina$354,4490.1%97.7%
87Watauga County, North Carolina$333,0120.1%97.9%
88Davie County, North Carolina$326,1790.1%98.0%
89Guilford County, North Carolina$326,1430.1%98.1%
90Pasquotank County, North Carolina$309,9690.1%98.2%
91Yancey County, North Carolina$309,1120.1%98.3%
92Mitchell County, North Carolina$290,1590.1%98.4%
93Swain County, North Carolina$258,4280.1%98.5%
94Stokes County, North Carolina$209,5930.1%98.5%
95Camden County, North Carolina$174,4270.1%98.6%
96Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$137,8930.0%98.6%
97Forsyth County, North Carolina$121,6120.0%98.7%
98Currituck County, North Carolina$92,8010.0%98.7%
99Carteret County, North Carolina$92,5540.0%98.7%
100Graham County, North Carolina$85,5170.0%98.8%
101New Hanover County, North Carolina$12,2040.0%98.8%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.