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Commodity subsidies in North Carolina totaled $3.5 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in North Carolina Receiving Commodity Payments, 1995-2012
Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1$204,069,7815.8%5.8%
2Halifax County, North Carolina$151,044,0084.3%10.1%
3Sampson County, North Carolina$142,261,6514.0%14.1%
4Northampton County, North Carolina$140,540,8374.0%18.1%
5Robeson County, North Carolina$137,719,7653.9%22.0%
6Edgecombe County, North Carolina$134,503,1363.8%25.8%
7Pitt County, North Carolina$132,197,6383.7%29.5%
8Martin County, North Carolina$128,953,8173.7%33.2%
9Bertie County, North Carolina$112,572,0313.2%36.4%
10Wayne County, North Carolina$107,884,6503.1%39.5%
11Beaufort County, North Carolina$102,511,6832.9%42.4%
12Duplin County, North Carolina$92,605,1892.6%45.0%
13Lenoir County, North Carolina$92,420,9582.6%47.6%
14Johnston County, North Carolina$83,159,5632.4%50.0%
15Wilson County, North Carolina$76,284,9412.2%52.1%
16Columbus County, North Carolina$72,346,9582.1%54.2%
17Greene County, North Carolina$68,449,5731.9%56.1%
18Nash County, North Carolina$68,325,5171.9%58.1%
19Perquimans County, North Carolina$65,563,3491.9%59.9%
20Hertford County, North Carolina$64,771,5971.8%61.7%
21Jones County, North Carolina$63,256,4041.8%63.5%
22Chowan County, North Carolina$60,877,7721.7%65.3%
23Craven County, North Carolina$60,143,6881.7%67.0%
24Washington County, North Carolina$56,111,8631.6%68.6%
25Bladen County, North Carolina$55,123,5241.6%70.1%
26Hyde County, North Carolina$53,550,3891.5%71.6%
27Gates County, North Carolina$53,437,5221.5%73.2%
28Union County, North Carolina$49,623,8601.4%74.6%
29$47,531,7691.3%75.9%
30Harnett County, North Carolina$47,478,9601.3%77.3%
31Pasquotank County, North Carolina$43,598,6701.2%78.5%
32Tyrrell County, North Carolina$42,016,0681.2%79.7%
33Cumberland County, North Carolina$34,393,1871.0%80.7%
34Hoke County, North Carolina$33,615,3841.0%81.6%
35Onslow County, North Carolina$30,376,8450.9%82.5%
36Wake County, North Carolina$30,139,5940.9%83.3%
37Scotland County, North Carolina$28,208,1570.8%84.1%
38Pamlico County, North Carolina$27,760,0440.8%84.9%
39Stanly County, North Carolina$27,303,1490.8%85.7%
40Camden County, North Carolina$25,360,2390.7%86.4%
41Yadkin County, North Carolina$23,429,2020.7%87.1%
42Franklin County, North Carolina$22,505,6850.6%87.7%
43Surry County, North Carolina$21,749,1900.6%88.3%
44Pender County, North Carolina$20,805,5530.6%88.9%
45Iredell County, North Carolina$19,854,0700.6%89.5%
46Person County, North Carolina$19,169,6380.5%90.0%
47Granville County, North Carolina$18,996,4900.5%90.6%
48Rockingham County, North Carolina$18,392,0840.5%91.1%
49Guilford County, North Carolina$18,347,3070.5%91.6%
50Currituck County, North Carolina$16,708,6360.5%92.1%
51Anson County, North Carolina$15,336,8550.4%92.5%
52Stokes County, North Carolina$13,203,5470.4%92.9%
53Rowan County, North Carolina$13,090,4310.4%93.3%
54Caswell County, North Carolina$12,813,3240.4%93.6%
55Warren County, North Carolina$12,322,6300.3%94.0%
56Vance County, North Carolina$11,787,8760.3%94.3%
57Randolph County, North Carolina$11,236,8190.3%94.6%
58Orange County, North Carolina$11,163,4010.3%94.9%
59Cleveland County, North Carolina$11,121,3050.3%95.3%
60Davidson County, North Carolina$10,761,9830.3%95.6%
61Brunswick County, North Carolina$9,244,5700.3%95.8%
62Alamance County, North Carolina$9,194,5390.3%96.1%
63Henderson County, North Carolina$8,885,2150.3%96.3%
64Lee County, North Carolina$8,859,0290.3%96.6%
65Richmond County, North Carolina$7,437,9740.2%96.8%
66Carteret County, North Carolina$7,005,3600.2%97.0%
67Davie County, North Carolina$6,782,5890.2%97.2%
68Moore County, North Carolina$6,538,1280.2%97.4%
69Madison County, North Carolina$6,391,6160.2%97.5%
70Forsyth County, North Carolina$6,388,8590.2%97.7%
71Cabarrus County, North Carolina$5,988,9250.2%97.9%
72Chatham County, North Carolina$5,346,1620.2%98.1%
73Catawba County, North Carolina$5,306,3580.2%98.2%
74Alexander County, North Carolina$5,272,2500.1%98.4%
75Wilkes County, North Carolina$5,205,5030.1%98.5%
76Buncombe County, North Carolina$5,153,9210.1%98.6%
77Lincoln County, North Carolina$4,940,6790.1%98.8%
78Alleghany County, North Carolina$4,588,5390.1%98.9%
79Haywood County, North Carolina$4,404,2080.1%99.0%
80Durham County, North Carolina$3,803,1220.1%99.1%
81$3,296,1660.1%99.2%
82Yancey County, North Carolina$3,134,8960.1%99.3%
83Gaston County, North Carolina$2,879,3110.1%99.4%
84Montgomery County, North Carolina$2,617,3400.1%99.5%
85Ashe County, North Carolina$2,281,8920.1%99.6%
86Watauga County, North Carolina$2,031,4810.1%99.6%
87Caldwell County, North Carolina$1,786,7800.1%99.7%
88Rutherford County, North Carolina$1,712,6890.0%99.7%
89Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$1,281,4100.0%99.7%
90Dare County, North Carolina$1,207,1160.0%99.8%
91Mitchell County, North Carolina$1,162,9160.0%99.8%
92Cherokee County, North Carolina$1,102,8610.0%99.8%
93Burke County, North Carolina$1,061,2130.0%99.9%
94Transylvania County, North Carolina$737,6610.0%99.9%
95Clay County, North Carolina$654,4490.0%99.9%
96Polk County, North Carolina$653,4540.0%99.9%
97McDowell County, North Carolina$582,3280.0%99.9%
98Macon County, North Carolina$490,4720.0%100.0%
99New Hanover County, North Carolina$406,5480.0%100.0%
100Avery County, North Carolina$383,2890.0%100.0%
101Graham County, North Carolina$290,2690.0%100.0%
102Jackson County, North Carolina$184,4500.0%100.0%
103Swain County, North Carolina$120,9770.0%100.0%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.