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Rice Subsidies** in Brazoria County, Texas totaled $144 million from 1995-2012.

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

Congressional Districts in Brazoria County, Texas Receiving rice subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank District Rice Subsidies**
Pct of
127th District of Texas (Rep. Blake Farenthold)$670,345,90740.9%40.9%
210th District of Texas (Rep. Michael T.McCaul)$290,610,08517.8%58.7%
336th District of Texas (Rep. Steve Stockman)$233,868,50214.3%73.0%
414th District of Texas (Rep. Randy K.Weber)$230,167,17914.1%87.0%
522nd District of Texas (Rep. Pete Olson)$88,243,1845.4%92.4%
64th District of Texas (Rep. Ralph M.Hall)$9,356,9600.6%93.0%
72nd District of Texas (Rep. Ted Poe)$6,025,4990.4%93.4%
87th District of Texas (Rep. John AbneyCulberson)$5,784,5040.4%93.7%
98th District of Texas (Rep. Kevin Brady)$2,457,6670.2%93.9%
109th District of Texas (Rep. Al Green)$912,5340.1%93.9%
1118th District of Texas (Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee)$463,6700.0%94.0%
1229th District of Texas (Rep. Gene Green)$102,4680.0%94.0%
1334th District of Texas (Rep. Filemon Vela)$17,0420.0%94.0%
1417th District of Texas (Rep. Bill Flores)$4,7660.0%94.0%

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.