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Wheat Subsidies** in South Dakota totaled $1.7 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in South Dakota Receiving wheat subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Wheat Subsidies**
Pct of
1Sully County, South Dakota$111,354,6726.5%6.5%
2Haakon County, South Dakota$76,124,4844.4%11.0%
3Potter County, South Dakota$70,839,6964.1%15.1%
4Brown County, South Dakota$69,766,0914.1%19.2%
5Lyman County, South Dakota$65,328,0683.8%23.0%
6Spink County, South Dakota$61,451,8113.6%26.6%
7Stanley County, South Dakota$60,197,5923.5%30.1%
8Hand County, South Dakota$58,090,2633.4%33.5%
9Hughes County, South Dakota$56,420,2743.3%36.8%
10Edmunds County, South Dakota$50,112,2372.9%39.7%
11Perkins County, South Dakota$47,767,3222.8%42.5%
12Day County, South Dakota$46,689,4412.7%45.3%
13Tripp County, South Dakota$46,381,7172.7%48.0%
14Corson County, South Dakota$43,987,8992.6%50.5%
15Faulk County, South Dakota$40,066,8762.3%52.9%
16Roberts County, South Dakota$39,291,9012.3%55.2%
17Meade County, South Dakota$39,034,3302.3%57.5%
18Pennington County, South Dakota$36,431,2272.1%59.6%
19Walworth County, South Dakota$36,417,0942.1%61.7%
20Hyde County, South Dakota$34,617,6282.0%63.7%
21Bennett County, South Dakota$34,335,8472.0%65.7%
22Clark County, South Dakota$33,566,6982.0%67.7%
23Jones County, South Dakota$32,742,5031.9%69.6%
24Jackson County, South Dakota$31,628,4431.8%71.5%
25Beadle County, South Dakota$31,325,9601.8%73.3%
26Ziebach County, South Dakota$29,549,7971.7%75.0%
27Campbell County, South Dakota$28,228,6431.7%76.7%
28Dewey County, South Dakota$26,416,3901.5%78.2%
29Charles Mix County, South Dakota$26,410,3441.5%79.8%
30Marshall County, South Dakota$25,467,9981.5%81.3%
31McPherson County, South Dakota$25,210,4241.5%82.7%
32Codington County, South Dakota$23,830,3721.4%84.1%
33Brule County, South Dakota$22,925,4871.3%85.5%
34Kingsbury County, South Dakota$21,980,9351.3%86.7%
35Grant County, South Dakota$20,720,7201.2%88.0%
36Harding County, South Dakota$18,165,5181.1%89.0%
37Mellette County, South Dakota$16,232,4720.9%90.0%
38Shannon County, South Dakota$16,063,1400.9%90.9%
39Deuel County, South Dakota$12,027,1410.7%91.6%
40Hamlin County, South Dakota$11,954,9340.7%92.3%
41Aurora County, South Dakota$11,715,9230.7%93.0%
42Jerauld County, South Dakota$11,444,9100.7%93.7%
43Gregory County, South Dakota$10,593,3710.6%94.3%
44Butte County, South Dakota$10,380,7650.6%94.9%
45Buffalo County, South Dakota$8,184,5850.5%95.4%
46Brookings County, South Dakota$8,011,8620.5%95.8%
47Douglas County, South Dakota$7,546,7380.4%96.3%
48Fall River County, South Dakota$6,865,4690.4%96.7%
49Hutchinson County, South Dakota$6,746,9790.4%97.1%
50Miner County, South Dakota$6,714,1180.4%97.5%
51Davison County, South Dakota$6,684,5450.4%97.9%
52Sanborn County, South Dakota$4,977,4930.3%98.1%
53Lake County, South Dakota$4,598,6660.3%98.4%
54Todd County, South Dakota$4,442,0650.3%98.7%
55Hanson County, South Dakota$4,022,7440.2%98.9%
56Bon Homme County, South Dakota$3,088,1700.2%99.1%
57Custer County, South Dakota$2,746,8540.2%99.2%
58Moody County, South Dakota$2,278,0340.1%99.4%
59Minnehaha County, South Dakota$1,555,5710.1%99.5%
60McCook County, South Dakota$1,340,9020.1%99.6%
61Clay County, South Dakota$1,293,5450.1%99.6%
62Turner County, South Dakota$1,252,2490.1%99.7%
63Yankton County, South Dakota$755,4160.0%99.7%
64Union County, South Dakota$675,6600.0%99.8%
65Lincoln County, South Dakota$304,6920.0%99.8%
66Lawrence County, South Dakota$286,4550.0%99.8%

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.