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Cotton Subsidies** in Tennessee totaled $42.1 million in 2011

Congressional Districts in Tennessee Receiving cotton subsidies**, 2011
Rank District Cotton Subsidies**
2011
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
18th District of Tennessee (Rep. Stephen LeeFincher)$19,597,78546.6%46.6%
27th District of Tennessee (Rep. Marsha Blackburn)$947,1682.3%48.8%
34th District of Tennessee (Rep. Scott DesJarlais)$425,7861.0%49.8%
49th District of Tennessee (Rep. Steve Cohen)$135,8420.3%50.1%
56th District of Tennessee (Rep. Diane Black)$49,3780.1%50.3%

NOTE: Not all recipients were able to be placed into Congressional Districts so the District total may not total 100%. Nationally 96% of all program monies were designated into a Congressional District

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.