USDA subsidies in Maine totaled $316 million from 1995-2019‡.

Total USDA - Subsidies in Maine by county, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Total USDA - Subsidies
Pct of
1Aroostook County, Maine$157,246,47849.8%49.8%
2Maine NRCS$26,437,5728.4%58.2%
3Penobscot County, Maine$23,981,6307.6%65.8%
4Somerset County, Maine$17,543,2205.6%71.4%
5Kennebec County, Maine$15,354,4354.9%76.2%
6Washington County, Maine$10,942,7863.5%79.7%
7Waldo County, Maine$10,567,8043.3%83.0%
8Androscoggin County, Maine$10,272,5263.3%86.3%
9Oxford County, Maine$9,266,4242.9%89.2%
10Cumberland County, Maine$6,431,8152.0%91.3%
11York County, Maine$5,533,8741.8%93.0%
12Franklin County, Maine$5,240,0571.7%94.7%
13Piscataquis County, Maine$4,882,0171.5%96.2%
14Hancock County, Maine$4,215,8291.3%97.6%
15Knox County, Maine$3,060,0901.0%98.5%
16Lincoln County, Maine$2,993,2600.9%99.5%
17Sagadahoc County, Maine$1,569,3400.5%100.0%

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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