Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $223.5 billion from 1995-2019‡.

Counties in the United States Receiving Commodity Payments, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Colusa County, California$749,390,4130.3%0.3%
2Poinsett County, Arkansas$697,341,5270.3%0.6%
3Fresno County, California$688,268,9800.3%1.0%
4Gaines County, Texas$647,583,4520.3%1.2%
5Wharton County, Texas$646,386,6800.3%1.5%
6Bolivar County, Mississippi$619,114,7180.3%1.8%
7Arkansas County, Arkansas$576,208,2920.3%2.1%
8Craighead County, Arkansas$573,323,4720.3%2.3%
9Mississippi County, Arkansas$571,950,5360.3%2.6%
10Whitman County, Washington$557,557,6060.2%2.8%
11Stoddard County, Missouri$553,617,5550.2%3.1%
12McLean County, Illinois$553,566,5420.2%3.3%
13Kern County, California$552,587,0400.2%3.6%
14Hale County, Texas$546,268,6540.2%3.8%
15Washington County, Mississippi$527,695,0880.2%4.1%
16Kossuth County, Iowa$512,632,7400.2%4.3%
17Tulare County, California$511,745,6580.2%4.5%
18Iroquois County, Illinois$511,160,9950.2%4.7%
19Maricopa County, Arizona$509,180,7030.2%5.0%
20Sutter County, California$508,362,3160.2%5.2%
21Cross County, Arkansas$504,388,5920.2%5.4%
22La Salle County, Illinois$498,970,2350.2%5.6%
23Pinal County, Arizona$483,771,1890.2%5.9%
24Kings County, California$482,282,7650.2%6.1%
25Clay County, Arkansas$481,867,0780.2%6.3%
26Sunflower County, Mississippi$480,468,3030.2%6.5%
27Livingston County, Illinois$480,467,4540.2%6.7%
28New Madrid County, Missouri$473,432,8820.2%6.9%
29Lonoke County, Arkansas$473,020,8620.2%7.1%
30Cass County, North Dakota$467,057,9420.2%7.4%
31Butte County, California$466,589,3310.2%7.6%
32Champaign County, Illinois$464,029,5830.2%7.8%
33Glenn County, California$461,559,6820.2%8.0%
34Jackson County, Arkansas$452,185,5570.2%8.2%
35Coahoma County, Mississippi$439,373,6350.2%8.4%
36Acadia Parish, Louisiana$439,307,1980.2%8.6%
37Bureau County, Illinois$431,548,4800.2%8.8%
38Dawson County, Texas$426,759,1070.2%9.0%
39Phillips County, Arkansas$420,769,6540.2%9.1%
40Lawrence County, Arkansas$420,284,2780.2%9.3%
41Cavalier County, North Dakota$410,920,5690.2%9.5%
42Renville County, Minnesota$410,185,2700.2%9.7%
43Desha County, Arkansas$406,400,6940.2%9.9%
44Henry County, Illinois$405,435,2030.2%10.1%
45Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$403,798,0410.2%10.2%
46Leflore County, Mississippi$403,620,8060.2%10.4%
47Sioux County, Iowa$401,865,1880.2%10.6%
48Jefferson County, Arkansas$401,845,9910.2%10.8%
49Lamb County, Texas$401,257,0690.2%11.0%
50Polk County, Minnesota$399,830,1490.2%11.1%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019.

 

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