Total Direct Payments in the United States totaled $53.8 billion from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in the United States Receiving Total Direct Payments payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Total Direct Payments
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Colusa County, California$242,790,6270.5%0.5%
2Poinsett County, Arkansas$198,826,7400.4%0.8%
3Arkansas County, Arkansas$178,023,0440.3%1.2%
4Wharton County, Texas$176,774,3670.3%1.5%
5Sutter County, California$164,189,4600.3%1.8%
6Fresno County, California$159,587,9210.3%2.1%
7Bolivar County, Mississippi$157,137,9140.3%2.4%
8Stoddard County, Missouri$156,622,7880.3%2.7%
9Whitman County, Washington$145,742,0460.3%2.9%
10Cross County, Arkansas$145,607,9470.3%3.2%
11Craighead County, Arkansas$145,521,3710.3%3.5%
12Glenn County, California$144,359,2510.3%3.7%
13Mississippi County, Arkansas$142,719,0620.3%4.0%
14Butte County, California$140,351,8090.3%4.3%
15Jackson County, Arkansas$137,875,7890.3%4.5%
16Lonoke County, Arkansas$135,598,6290.3%4.8%
17Washington County, Mississippi$134,403,6340.2%5.0%
18Maricopa County, Arizona$134,371,3780.2%5.3%
19Gaines County, Texas$132,553,6480.2%5.5%
20Clay County, Arkansas$131,743,1920.2%5.8%
21Kossuth County, Iowa$129,898,7910.2%6.0%
22Kern County, California$128,414,5070.2%6.2%
23Pinal County, Arizona$126,604,0170.2%6.5%
24Iroquois County, Illinois$125,952,7700.2%6.7%
25La Salle County, Illinois$125,763,1870.2%6.9%
26Hale County, Texas$125,466,1190.2%7.2%
27McLean County, Illinois$124,919,1190.2%7.4%
28Kings County, California$124,367,6550.2%7.6%
29Acadia Parish, Louisiana$119,695,0730.2%7.9%
30Sunflower County, Mississippi$117,098,6270.2%8.1%
31Lawrence County, Arkansas$116,284,4450.2%8.3%
32Polk County, Minnesota$114,465,4350.2%8.5%
33New Madrid County, Missouri$114,443,5170.2%8.7%
34Cass County, North Dakota$114,324,2990.2%8.9%
35Champaign County, Illinois$111,973,5540.2%9.1%
36Livingston County, Illinois$109,445,8900.2%9.3%
37Jefferson County, Arkansas$108,944,6720.2%9.6%
38Jefferson Davis, Louisiana$108,833,4380.2%9.8%
39Phillips County, Arkansas$107,794,2610.2%10.0%
40Coahoma County, Mississippi$107,718,4850.2%10.2%
41Cavalier County, North Dakota$107,430,1090.2%10.4%
42Vermilion Parish, Louisiana$105,903,4730.2%10.5%
43Prairie County, Arkansas$105,779,0970.2%10.7%
44Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$105,304,0990.2%10.9%
45Lincoln County, Washington$105,126,3140.2%11.1%
46Renville County, Minnesota$105,089,3680.2%11.3%
47Chouteau County, Montana$105,010,6810.2%11.5%
48Desha County, Arkansas$104,832,1420.2%11.7%
49Butler County, Missouri$102,617,8810.2%11.9%
50Tulare County, California$102,283,8240.2%12.1%

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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