Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $217.5 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$747,194,2030.3%0.3%
2Poinsett County, Arkansas$686,549,7550.3%0.7%
3Fresno County, California$679,318,7030.3%1.0%
4Wharton County, Texas$639,624,8560.3%1.3%
5Gaines County, Texas$629,759,3320.3%1.6%
6Bolivar County, Mississippi$605,177,9890.3%1.8%
7Arkansas County, Arkansas$567,223,9750.3%2.1%
8Craighead County, Arkansas$563,560,2070.3%2.4%
9Mississippi County, Arkansas$553,435,2080.3%2.6%
10Whitman County, Washington$550,992,9950.3%2.9%
11Kern County, California$550,208,7130.3%3.1%
12Stoddard County, Missouri$542,392,6030.2%3.4%
13McLean County, Illinois$535,068,9520.2%3.6%
14Hale County, Texas$532,077,3040.2%3.9%
15Washington County, Mississippi$512,827,4110.2%4.1%
16Sutter County, California$506,685,3550.2%4.3%
17Maricopa County, Arizona$503,293,5130.2%4.6%
18Tulare County, California$501,356,4930.2%4.8%
19Kossuth County, Iowa$496,375,0060.2%5.0%
20Cross County, Arkansas$495,207,3110.2%5.2%
21Iroquois County, Illinois$494,108,9610.2%5.5%
22La Salle County, Illinois$483,314,9420.2%5.7%
23Pinal County, Arizona$473,122,6010.2%5.9%
24Clay County, Arkansas$472,306,5190.2%6.1%
25Kings County, California$469,846,0020.2%6.3%
26Lonoke County, Arkansas$468,551,0930.2%6.6%
27Sunflower County, Mississippi$466,915,8040.2%6.8%
28Butte County, California$465,320,1440.2%7.0%
29New Madrid County, Missouri$463,215,6880.2%7.2%
30Livingston County, Illinois$461,714,1730.2%7.4%
31Glenn County, California$460,352,7120.2%7.6%
32Cass County, North Dakota$447,954,7010.2%7.8%
33Champaign County, Illinois$447,179,8430.2%8.0%
34Jackson County, Arkansas$446,882,8530.2%8.2%
35Acadia Parish, Louisiana$438,130,9800.2%8.4%
36Coahoma County, Mississippi$425,011,9000.2%8.6%
37Bureau County, Illinois$422,165,9450.2%8.8%
38Lawrence County, Arkansas$417,769,3500.2%9.0%
39Dawson County, Texas$409,649,9390.2%9.2%
40Phillips County, Arkansas$408,892,7750.2%9.4%
41Cavalier County, North Dakota$399,161,9830.2%9.6%
42Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$397,272,5760.2%9.8%
43Desha County, Arkansas$397,105,6070.2%9.9%
44Jefferson County, Arkansas$396,790,0610.2%10.1%
45Renville County, Minnesota$393,942,1040.2%10.3%
46Henry County, Illinois$393,878,8120.2%10.5%
47Yuma County, Colorado$393,263,7510.2%10.7%
48Leflore County, Mississippi$391,144,3020.2%10.9%
49Parmer County, Texas$391,118,6280.2%11.0%
50Lamb County, Texas$388,923,7680.2%11.2%

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 April 30, 2019.

 

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