Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $240.5 billion from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in the United States Receiving Commodity Payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Colusa County, California$763,697,6730.3%0.3%
2Fresno County, California$757,377,6410.3%0.6%
3Poinsett County, Arkansas$740,822,4620.3%0.9%
4Gaines County, Texas$696,801,1580.3%1.2%
5Wharton County, Texas$687,125,4410.3%1.5%
6Bolivar County, Mississippi$660,319,8080.3%1.8%
7Mississippi County, Arkansas$622,547,2250.3%2.0%
8Arkansas County, Arkansas$617,362,7480.3%2.3%
9Craighead County, Arkansas$616,525,5150.3%2.6%
10Tulare County, California$606,140,3720.3%2.8%
11Kern County, California$600,279,6620.2%3.1%
12Stoddard County, Missouri$597,448,2920.2%3.3%
13McLean County, Illinois$589,404,5670.2%3.6%
14Hale County, Texas$588,274,4310.2%3.8%
15Whitman County, Washington$573,089,1100.2%4.0%
16Washington County, Mississippi$563,609,2050.2%4.3%
17Kossuth County, Iowa$538,614,4450.2%4.5%
18Kings County, California$538,312,1840.2%4.7%
19Cross County, Arkansas$538,218,5800.2%4.9%
20Iroquois County, Illinois$537,299,5270.2%5.2%
21Maricopa County, Arizona$531,195,9120.2%5.4%
22La Salle County, Illinois$522,747,4670.2%5.6%
23Sutter County, California$516,379,2730.2%5.8%
24Clay County, Arkansas$514,158,2890.2%6.0%
25Pinal County, Arizona$512,755,8480.2%6.3%
26New Madrid County, Missouri$510,572,7030.2%6.5%
27Sunflower County, Mississippi$508,945,0620.2%6.7%
28Livingston County, Illinois$508,086,1740.2%6.9%
29Cass County, North Dakota$506,617,7640.2%7.1%
30Lonoke County, Arkansas$504,071,0210.2%7.3%
31Champaign County, Illinois$491,274,8790.2%7.5%
32Jackson County, Arkansas$478,637,4080.2%7.7%
33Butte County, California$478,014,0030.2%7.9%
34Coahoma County, Mississippi$473,621,8350.2%8.1%
35Glenn County, California$473,293,8160.2%8.3%
36Acadia Parish, Louisiana$464,413,3260.2%8.5%
37Sioux County, Iowa$464,381,1340.2%8.7%
38Dawson County, Texas$462,149,0750.2%8.9%
39Phillips County, Arkansas$451,844,1130.2%9.1%
40Bureau County, Illinois$448,478,7590.2%9.3%
41Lawrence County, Arkansas$446,706,0550.2%9.4%
42Renville County, Minnesota$440,967,7310.2%9.6%
43Cavalier County, North Dakota$439,786,6940.2%9.8%
44Lamb County, Texas$432,867,2910.2%10.0%
45Desha County, Arkansas$432,744,3430.2%10.2%
46Merced County, California$428,721,3880.2%10.3%
47Leflore County, Mississippi$428,228,4620.2%10.5%
48Polk County, Minnesota$425,485,3950.2%10.7%
49Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$425,452,2390.2%10.9%
50Terry County, Texas$424,738,7960.2%11.1%

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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