Commodity subsidies in Massachusetts totaled $47.4 million from 1995-2019‡.

Counties in Massachusetts Receiving Commodity Payments, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Worcester County, Massachusetts$8,854,04618.7%18.7%
2Franklin County, Massachusetts$8,112,38017.1%35.8%
3Berkshire County, Massachusetts$6,544,48213.8%49.6%
4Bristol County, Massachusetts$5,895,31112.4%62.0%
5Hampshire County, Massachusetts$5,875,60412.4%74.4%
6Plymouth County, Massachusetts$3,788,1118.0%82.4%
7Essex County, Massachusetts$2,863,7196.0%88.4%
8Hampden County, Massachusetts$2,272,4664.8%93.2%
9Middlesex County, Massachusetts$1,914,4254.0%97.3%
10Barnstable County, Massachusetts$742,6471.6%98.8%
11Norfolk County, Massachusetts$414,8870.9%99.7%
12Dukes County, Massachusetts$102,9910.2%99.9%
13Suffolk County, Massachusetts$28,9410.1%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 October 31, 2019.

 

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