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Cotton Subsidies** in 7th District of North Carolina (Rep. Mike McIntyre) totaled $267 million from 1995-2012.

States Receiving cotton subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank State Cotton Subsidies**
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Texas$10,830,751,00932.9%32.9%
2Mississippi$4,577,720,36513.9%46.9%
3California$3,043,574,9759.3%56.1%
4Georgia$2,840,934,4478.6%64.8%
5Arkansas$2,061,636,1096.3%71.0%
6Louisiana$1,839,417,3545.6%76.6%
7North Carolina$1,657,910,1135.0%81.7%
8Tennessee$1,420,299,5964.3%86.0%
9Alabama$1,333,398,3124.1%90.1%
10Arizona$1,113,676,9093.4%93.5%
11Missouri$632,021,4481.9%95.4%
12South Carolina$612,187,7441.9%97.2%
13Oklahoma$499,419,5151.5%98.8%
14Florida$215,635,3260.7%99.4%
15Virginia$181,081,3730.6%100.0%
16New Mexico$156,499,6420.5%100.4%
17Kansas$25,236,9470.1%100.5%
18Kentucky$366,8280.0%100.5%
19Maryland$123,1280.0%100.5%
20Nebraska$1,5660.0%100.5%

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.