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Wheat Subsidies** in Washington totaled $1.6 billion from 1995-2012.

Counties in Washington Receiving wheat subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank County Wheat Subsidies**
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Whitman County, Washington$357,380,71022.3%22.3%
2Lincoln County, Washington$251,339,24015.7%38.0%
3Adams County, Washington$178,077,71711.1%49.1%
4Walla Walla County, Washington$167,023,85910.4%59.5%
5Grant County, Washington$146,735,8529.2%68.7%
6Douglas County, Washington$104,978,1746.6%75.3%
7Spokane County, Washington$79,345,2035.0%80.2%
8Columbia County, Washington$69,899,3744.4%84.6%
9Franklin County, Washington$60,223,4273.8%88.3%
10Garfield County, Washington$55,484,2863.5%91.8%
11Benton County, Washington$45,211,2482.8%94.6%
12Klickitat County, Washington$25,576,9591.6%96.2%
13Yakima County, Washington$22,249,2311.4%97.6%
14Asotin County, Washington$17,139,7941.1%98.7%
15Stevens County, Washington$5,935,6190.4%99.0%
16Okanogan County, Washington$4,935,3270.3%99.4%
17Kittitas County, Washington$4,115,7630.3%99.6%
18Skagit County, Washington$2,446,9360.2%99.8%
19Island County, Washington$554,5790.0%99.8%
20Ferry County, Washington$475,2260.0%99.8%
21Lewis County, Washington$344,5810.0%99.9%
22Chelan County, Washington$311,4090.0%99.9%
23Snohomish County, Washington$263,4750.0%99.9%
24Whatcom County, Washington$247,1520.0%99.9%
25Clark County, Washington$36,6640.0%99.9%
26Clallam County, Washington$30,4870.0%99.9%
27Pend Oreille County, Washington$19,0810.0%99.9%
28King County, Washington$9,7030.0%99.9%

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.