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Cotton Subsidies** in Tennessee totaled $1.4 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in Tennessee Receiving cotton subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Cotton Subsidies**
Pct of
2Haywood County, Tennessee$199,027,32814.0%28.1%
3Crockett County, Tennessee$162,890,10911.5%39.6%
4Lauderdale County, Tennessee$109,277,4297.7%47.3%
5Tipton County, Tennessee$106,530,5267.5%54.8%
6Gibson County, Tennessee$96,969,0596.8%61.6%
7Madison County, Tennessee$92,204,8286.5%68.1%
8Fayette County, Tennessee$88,689,0246.2%74.3%
9Dyer County, Tennessee$79,375,9825.6%79.9%
10Shelby County, Tennessee$48,565,0313.4%83.3%
11Carroll County, Tennessee$44,009,6563.1%86.4%
13Lake County, Tennessee$35,198,0282.5%91.7%
14Hardeman County, Tennessee$32,477,4102.3%94.0%
15Lincoln County, Tennessee$15,382,5761.1%95.1%
16Obion County, Tennessee$9,862,9510.7%95.8%
17McNairy County, Tennessee$8,890,7210.6%96.4%
19Franklin County, Tennessee$7,966,2130.6%97.6%
20Henderson County, Tennessee$5,956,2130.4%98.0%
21Rutherford County, Tennessee$5,677,6550.4%98.4%
22Chester County, Tennessee$5,189,4090.4%98.8%
23Hardin County, Tennessee$4,222,5890.3%99.1%
24Weakley County, Tennessee$3,010,8090.2%99.3%
25Lawrence County, Tennessee$2,904,2740.2%99.5%
26Giles County, Tennessee$2,679,4700.2%99.7%
27Coffee County, Tennessee$2,455,1110.2%99.8%
28Henry County, Tennessee$1,300,8130.1%99.9%
29Maury County, Tennessee$1,154,1240.1%100.0%
30Wayne County, Tennessee$702,2000.0%100.1%
31Grundy County, Tennessee$280,1920.0%100.1%
32Warren County, Tennessee$86,9070.0%100.1%
33Decatur County, Tennessee$58,7830.0%100.1%
34Marshall County, Tennessee$11,7730.0%100.1%
35Montgomery County, Tennessee$7,3660.0%100.1%
36Bedford County, Tennessee$3,5350.0%100.1%

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.