Misc. Conservation Payments in Iowa totaled $310,216 from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Iowa Receiving Misc. Conservation Payments payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Misc. Conservation Payments
Pct of
1Taylor County, Iowa$40,46913.0%13.0%
2Adair County, Iowa$38,55312.4%25.5%
3Marion County, Iowa$32,21810.4%35.9%
4Poweshiek County, Iowa$19,9956.4%42.3%
5Johnson County, Iowa$19,2906.2%48.5%
6Madison County, Iowa$17,6985.7%54.2%
7Cass County, Iowa$17,6195.7%59.9%
8Shelby County, Iowa$16,4735.3%65.2%
9Clinton County, Iowa$11,6873.8%69.0%
10Appanoose County, Iowa$9,4343.0%72.0%
11Montgomery County, Iowa$8,6462.8%74.8%
12Louisa County, Iowa$8,1562.6%77.4%
13Henry County, Iowa$7,2742.3%79.8%
14Allamakee County, Iowa$6,2332.0%81.8%
15Union County, Iowa$5,6571.8%83.6%
16Chickasaw County, Iowa$5,5001.8%85.4%
17Muscatine County, Iowa$5,3831.7%87.1%
18Pottawattamie County, Iowa$5,2501.7%88.8%
19Clayton County, Iowa$4,4991.5%90.3%
20Black Hawk County, Iowa$4,3931.4%91.7%
21Iowa County, Iowa$4,1871.3%93.0%
22Des Moines County, Iowa$3,8611.2%94.3%
23O'Brien County, Iowa$3,2911.1%95.3%
24Winneshiek County, Iowa$2,8230.9%96.3%
25Decatur County, Iowa$2,4990.8%97.1%
26Fremont County, Iowa$2,4110.8%97.8%
27Davis County, Iowa$1,9020.6%98.4%
28Harrison County, Iowa$1,8400.6%99.0%
29Mitchell County, Iowa$1,3580.4%99.5%
30Woodbury County, Iowa$9000.3%99.8%
31Fayette County, Iowa$7150.2%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.


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