Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $9.0 billion in 2018

Counties in the United States Receiving Commodity Payments, 2018

Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
2018
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Bolivar County, Mississippi$37,097,2620.4%0.4%
2Brown County, South Dakota$36,858,8850.4%0.8%
3Arkansas County, Arkansas$33,874,4800.4%1.2%
4Washington County, Mississippi$28,161,2260.3%1.5%
5Cavalier County, North Dakota$27,543,6580.3%1.8%
6Sunflower County, Mississippi$27,487,4830.3%2.1%
7Poinsett County, Arkansas$27,476,2040.3%2.4%
8Spink County, South Dakota$26,443,2380.3%2.7%
9Wharton County, Texas$26,021,7300.3%3.0%
10Ward County, North Dakota$25,836,5390.3%3.3%
11McLean County, Illinois$24,455,4310.3%3.6%
12Clay County, Arkansas$24,263,9880.3%3.9%
13Whitman County, Washington$23,364,5150.3%4.1%
14Bottineau County, North Dakota$22,787,9130.3%4.4%
15McLean County, North Dakota$22,525,1920.3%4.6%
16Polk County, Minnesota$22,524,9450.3%4.9%
17Craighead County, Arkansas$22,443,4820.3%5.1%
18Jackson County, Arkansas$21,906,0530.2%5.4%
19Champaign County, Illinois$21,646,5620.2%5.6%
20Gaines County, Texas$21,635,0960.2%5.9%
21Chicot County, Arkansas$21,592,7160.2%6.1%
22Marshall County, Minnesota$21,467,9510.2%6.3%
23Livingston County, Illinois$21,342,6890.2%6.6%
24Sioux County, Iowa$21,038,9920.2%6.8%
25Hand County, South Dakota$20,848,3020.2%7.0%
26La Salle County, Illinois$20,730,1310.2%7.3%
27Lonoke County, Arkansas$20,680,3880.2%7.5%
28Richland County, North Dakota$20,308,6300.2%7.7%
29Desha County, Arkansas$20,177,1190.2%8.0%
30Cass County, North Dakota$20,156,4710.2%8.2%
31Stoddard County, Missouri$20,105,8410.2%8.4%
32Phillips County, Arkansas$20,090,3830.2%8.6%
33Gray County, Kansas$19,994,3540.2%8.9%
34Plymouth County, Iowa$19,662,3860.2%9.1%
35Stutsman County, North Dakota$19,613,4490.2%9.3%
36Chouteau County, Montana$19,557,4430.2%9.5%
37Beadle County, South Dakota$19,522,7320.2%9.7%
38Cedar County, Nebraska$19,223,2490.2%9.9%
39Prairie County, Arkansas$18,994,8110.2%10.2%
40Colusa County, California$18,578,7040.2%10.4%
41Cross County, Arkansas$18,384,1030.2%10.6%
42Crittenden County, Arkansas$18,383,7350.2%10.8%
43Mississippi County, Arkansas$18,257,2590.2%11.0%
44LaMoure County, North Dakota$18,151,0500.2%11.2%
45Charles Mix County, South Dakota$18,096,7540.2%11.4%
46Renville County, North Dakota$17,969,2310.2%11.6%
47Renville County, Minnesota$17,311,5690.2%11.8%
48Iroquois County, Illinois$17,167,1160.2%12.0%
49Edmunds County, South Dakota$17,138,7030.2%12.2%
50Lawrence County, Arkansas$17,103,0390.2%12.4%

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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