Farms getting government payments, by state, according to the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture

State Number of Farms Number of Farms Receiving Government Subsidies Percent Receiving Government Subsidies
United States 2,042,220 643,145 31.5%
Alabama 40,592 15,144 37.3%
Alaska 990 225 22.7%
Arizona 19,086 751 3.9%
Arkansas 42,625 8,330 19.5%
California 70,521 5,306 7.5%
Colorado 38,893 8,948 23.0%
Connecticut 5,521 245 4.4%
Delaware 2,302 815 35.4%
Florida 47,590 3,996 8.4%
Georgia 42,439 13,513 31.8%
Hawaii 7,328 662 9.0%
Idaho 24,996 6,083 24.3%
Illinois 72,651 48,589 66.9%
Indiana 56,649 27,156 47.9%
Iowa 86,104 61,277 71.2%
Kansas 58,569 36,143 61.7%
Kentucky 75,966 16,889 22.2%
Louisiana 27,386 7,773 28.4%
Maine 7,600 828 10.9%
Maryland 12,429 3,561 28.7%
Massachusetts 7,241 528 7.3%
Michigan 47,641 15,350 32.2%
Minnesota 68,822 41,230 59.9%
Mississippi 34,988 14,266 40.8%
Missouri 95,320 31,236 32.8%
Montana 27,048 10,522 38.9%
Nebraska 46,332 30,849 66.6%
Nevada 3,423 312 9.1%
New Hampshire 4,123 308 7.5%
New Jersey 9,883 745 7.5%
New Mexico 25,044 3,453 13.8%
New York 33,438 6,451 19.3%
North Carolina 46,418 10,010 21.6%
North Dakota 26,364 20,511 77.8%
Ohio 77,805 28,545 36.7%
Oklahoma 78,531 20,627 26.3%
Oregon 37,616 4,032 10.7%
Pennsylvania 53,157 10,872 20.5%
Rhode Island 1,043 73 7.0%
South Carolina 24,791 5,307 21.4%
South Dakota 29,968 21,606 72.1%
Tennessee 69,983 18,539 26.5%
Texas 248,416 35,705 14.4%
Utah 18,409 2,206 12.0%
Vermont 6,808 682 10.0%
Virginia 43,225 6,007 13.9%
Washington 35,793 5,506 15.4%
West Virginia 23,622 1,874 7.9%
Wisconsin 64,793 27,462 42.4%
Wyoming 11,938 2,097 17.6%

Source: EWG. Compiled from 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Updated April 2010

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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