Wetlands Reserve Program payments in the United States totaled $533 million from 1995-2017.

Counties in the United States Receiving Wetlands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2017

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
1995-2017
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Iowa NRCS$36,493,1176.8%6.8%
2Nebraska NRCS$31,972,0616.0%12.8%
3Illinois NRCS$29,576,3475.5%18.4%
4Kentucky NRCS$27,219,4385.1%23.5%
5Wisconsin NRCS$26,287,9274.9%28.4%
6Missouri NRCS$22,963,7464.3%32.7%
7California NRCS$21,771,1184.1%36.8%
8Minnesota NRCS$18,944,4433.6%40.4%
9Michigan NRCS$18,406,3243.5%43.8%
10Mississippi NRCS$16,686,1823.1%47.0%
11Tennessee NRCS$15,156,3062.8%49.8%
12New Hampshire NRCS$11,868,3732.2%52.0%
13Indiana NRCS$9,265,8821.7%53.8%
14Oklahoma NRCS$8,868,4571.7%55.4%
15Louisiana NRCS$8,455,3961.6%57.0%
16Kansas NRCS$8,001,4601.5%58.5%
17South Dakota NRCS$7,771,1401.5%60.0%
18North Dakota NRCS$7,515,8711.4%61.4%
19New York NRCS$6,717,7851.3%62.7%
20Arkansas NRCS$6,343,3951.2%63.8%
21Texas NRCS$6,334,3411.2%65.0%
22Florida NRCS$6,079,6191.1%66.2%
23Polk County, Minnesota$5,709,6211.1%67.2%
24South Carolina NRCS$4,712,5880.9%68.1%
25Modoc County, California$4,676,1770.9%69.0%
26Colorado NRCS$3,719,3530.7%69.7%
27North Carolina NRCS$3,028,0070.6%70.3%
28Stevens County, Washington$2,868,2980.5%70.8%
29Washington NRCS$2,776,4570.5%71.3%
30Ohio NRCS$2,698,5940.5%71.8%
31Brevard County, Florida$2,628,3660.5%72.3%
32Oregon NRCS$2,575,5030.5%72.8%
33New Jersey NRCS$2,477,9630.5%73.3%
34Miller County, Arkansas$2,123,5030.4%73.7%
35Wyoming NRCS$2,056,5260.4%74.1%
36Waushara County, Wisconsin$2,013,5200.4%74.4%
37Chariton County, Missouri$2,002,2270.4%74.8%
38Pennsylvania NRCS$1,821,6620.3%75.2%
39Union County, Kentucky$1,806,0230.3%75.5%
40Montana NRCS$1,801,9150.3%75.8%
41Idaho NRCS$1,785,3160.3%76.2%
42Ingham County, Michigan$1,766,6310.3%76.5%
43McCurtain County, Oklahoma$1,575,9090.3%76.8%
44Georgia NRCS$1,563,6570.3%77.1%
45Hancock County, Iowa$1,539,0310.3%77.4%
46Nemaha County, Nebraska$1,523,4000.3%77.7%
47Alabama NRCS$1,517,0720.3%78.0%
48Bowie County, Texas$1,404,6490.3%78.2%
49Santa Rosa County, Florida$1,363,7700.3%78.5%
50Grant County, Washington$1,290,7370.2%78.7%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

 

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