Commodity subsidies in Massachusetts totaled $57.2 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Massachusetts Receiving Commodity Payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Worcester County, Massachusetts$9,648,67616.9%16.9%
2Franklin County, Massachusetts$8,933,18315.6%32.5%
3Plymouth County, Massachusetts$7,714,02313.5%46.0%
4Berkshire County, Massachusetts$7,683,56513.4%59.5%
5Bristol County, Massachusetts$6,986,26212.2%71.7%
6Hampshire County, Massachusetts$6,525,03011.4%83.1%
7Essex County, Massachusetts$3,049,4145.3%88.4%
8Hampden County, Massachusetts$2,702,4784.7%93.2%
9Middlesex County, Massachusetts$2,289,8604.0%97.2%
10Barnstable County, Massachusetts$1,062,7341.9%99.0%
11Norfolk County, Massachusetts$424,3660.7%99.8%
12Dukes County, Massachusetts$102,9910.2%99.9%
13Suffolk County, Massachusetts$28,9410.1%100.0%
14Nantucket County, Massachusetts$7500.0%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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