USDA subsidies in the United States totaled $424.4 billion from 1995-2020‡.

Total USDA - Subsidies in the United States by county, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Total USDA - Subsidies
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Fresno County, California$1,558,565,1810.4%0.4%
2Gaines County, Texas$1,308,412,1490.3%0.7%
3Kern County, California$1,217,283,6650.3%1.0%
4Tulare County, California$1,137,856,8620.3%1.2%
5Cass County, North Dakota$1,043,620,0250.2%1.5%
6Hale County, Texas$1,042,175,1320.2%1.7%
7Brown County, South Dakota$1,033,089,7090.2%2.0%
8Dawson County, Texas$982,293,3970.2%2.2%
9Whitman County, Washington$979,713,6300.2%2.4%
10Cavalier County, North Dakota$972,150,9470.2%2.7%
11Polk County, Minnesota$971,873,2390.2%2.9%
12Richland County, North Dakota$885,066,2250.2%3.1%
13Wharton County, Texas$877,364,7080.2%3.3%
14Stutsman County, North Dakota$876,937,4760.2%3.5%
15Colusa County, California$873,744,0990.2%3.7%
16Terry County, Texas$869,109,4370.2%3.9%
17Marshall County, Minnesota$855,109,1870.2%4.1%
18Poinsett County, Arkansas$847,879,8130.2%4.3%
19Bolivar County, Mississippi$836,453,8870.2%4.5%
20Lamb County, Texas$826,828,3730.2%4.7%
21Kit Carson County, Colorado$808,731,1150.2%4.9%
22Iroquois County, Illinois$795,174,4520.2%5.1%
23Chouteau County, Montana$792,699,7330.2%5.3%
24Mississippi County, Arkansas$790,345,5350.2%5.5%
25McLean County, Illinois$778,195,8220.2%5.6%
26Lubbock County, Texas$773,392,9300.2%5.8%
27Grand Forks County, North Dakota$771,497,6760.2%6.0%
28Spink County, South Dakota$768,942,2820.2%6.2%
29Floyd County, Texas$766,153,1590.2%6.4%
30Barnes County, North Dakota$765,957,4960.2%6.6%
31Kossuth County, Iowa$757,382,5410.2%6.7%
32Stoddard County, Missouri$756,093,0160.2%6.9%
33Yuma County, Colorado$744,283,7960.2%7.1%
34Lynn County, Texas$731,534,6590.2%7.3%
35Parmer County, Texas$731,319,5210.2%7.4%
36Hockley County, Texas$730,535,1610.2%7.6%
37Livingston County, Illinois$712,950,8680.2%7.8%
38Walsh County, North Dakota$709,435,0000.2%7.9%
39Kings County, California$707,931,9060.2%8.1%
40La Salle County, Illinois$698,457,2200.2%8.3%
41Deaf Smith County, Texas$694,726,0510.2%8.4%
42Renville County, Minnesota$694,321,8850.2%8.6%
43Washington County, Mississippi$693,253,3740.2%8.8%
44Craighead County, Arkansas$689,146,0840.2%8.9%
45Sutter County, California$680,846,1900.2%9.1%
46Ward County, North Dakota$680,813,8500.2%9.2%
47Bottineau County, North Dakota$680,437,3160.2%9.4%
48Texas County, Oklahoma$674,122,2920.2%9.6%
49Castro County, Texas$670,367,1120.2%9.7%
50Arkansas County, Arkansas$669,841,2820.2%9.9%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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