Grasslands Reserve Program payments in Illinois totaled $1.6 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Illinois Receiving Grasslands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Grasslands Reserve Program
Pct of
1Union County, Illinois$975,65460.7%60.7%
2Schuyler County, Illinois$181,31311.3%71.9%
3Greene County, Illinois$94,1525.9%77.8%
4Marion County, Illinois$83,0345.2%82.9%
5Carroll County, Illinois$47,8413.0%85.9%
6Johnson County, Illinois$46,2542.9%88.8%
7Franklin County, Illinois$45,7442.8%91.6%
8Iroquois County, Illinois$36,7282.3%93.9%
9McDonough County, Illinois$36,5102.3%96.2%
10Warren County, Illinois$26,9641.7%97.9%
11White County, Illinois$13,3060.8%98.7%
12Whiteside County, Illinois$11,7200.7%99.4%
13Massac County, Illinois$4,0160.2%99.7%
14Pope County, Illinois$3,6120.2%99.9%
15Knox County, Illinois$1,8000.1%100.0%

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.


Farm Subsidies Education