Conservation payments in Michigan totaled $668 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Michigan Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Michigan NRCS$98,019,77414.7%14.7%
2Lenawee County, Michigan$69,395,25310.4%25.1%
3Hillsdale County, Michigan$54,216,9228.1%33.2%
4Huron County, Michigan$44,215,8746.6%39.8%
5Tuscola County, Michigan$32,756,4974.9%44.7%
6Saginaw County, Michigan$31,841,5514.8%49.4%
7Sanilac County, Michigan$27,958,6374.2%53.6%
8Gratiot County, Michigan$24,309,2933.6%57.3%
9Branch County, Michigan$21,524,7843.2%60.5%
10Barry County, Michigan$17,776,7282.7%63.1%
11Arenac County, Michigan$16,859,5022.5%65.7%
12Bay County, Michigan$15,083,5852.3%67.9%
13Ionia County, Michigan$14,941,3162.2%70.2%
14Eaton County, Michigan$12,777,4411.9%72.1%
15Clinton County, Michigan$12,671,3671.9%74.0%
16Isabella County, Michigan$12,221,7931.8%75.8%
17Midland County, Michigan$11,536,7461.7%77.5%
18Calhoun County, Michigan$11,361,6551.7%79.2%
19Montcalm County, Michigan$8,676,7161.3%80.5%
20Monroe County, Michigan$8,241,4181.2%81.8%
21Cass County, Michigan$7,721,9321.2%82.9%
22Shiawassee County, Michigan$7,461,6411.1%84.0%
23Saint Joseph County, Michigan$7,390,9191.1%85.1%
24Gladwin County, Michigan$7,383,6541.1%86.2%
25Allegan County, Michigan$7,267,4681.1%87.3%
26Van Buren County, Michigan$6,762,2911.0%88.3%
27Berrien County, Michigan$4,923,6240.7%89.1%
28Mecosta County, Michigan$4,605,1390.7%89.8%
29Oceana County, Michigan$4,496,9650.7%90.4%
30Ingham County, Michigan$4,030,1780.6%91.0%
31Kent County, Michigan$3,863,7970.6%91.6%
32Ottawa County, Michigan$3,842,5970.6%92.2%
33Washtenaw County, Michigan$3,826,5250.6%92.8%
34Lapeer County, Michigan$3,711,8770.6%93.3%
35Iosco County, Michigan$3,369,0650.5%93.8%
36Jackson County, Michigan$3,271,1400.5%94.3%
37Chippewa County, Michigan$3,236,4790.5%94.8%
38Osceola County, Michigan$2,954,7410.4%95.2%
39Clare County, Michigan$2,828,5080.4%95.7%
40Missaukee County, Michigan$2,324,2930.3%96.0%
41Kalamazoo County, Michigan$1,986,2700.3%96.3%
42Muskegon County, Michigan$1,969,7640.3%96.6%
43Newaygo County, Michigan$1,965,2400.3%96.9%
44Genesee County, Michigan$1,878,7520.3%97.2%
45Mason County, Michigan$1,844,4120.3%97.5%
46Grand Traverse County, Michigan$1,609,9700.2%97.7%
47Antrim County, Michigan$1,379,3470.2%97.9%
48Leelanau County, Michigan$1,169,1470.2%98.1%
49Menominee County, Michigan$1,164,6400.2%98.3%
50Cheboygan County, Michigan$1,128,4010.2%98.4%
51Saint Clair County, Michigan$781,3380.1%98.5%
52Livingston County, Michigan$772,1370.1%98.7%
53Dickinson County, Michigan$724,6480.1%98.8%
54Presque Isle County, Michigan$704,4500.1%98.9%
55Marquette County, Michigan$700,2790.1%99.0%
56Alpena County, Michigan$655,3910.1%99.1%
57Delta County, Michigan$591,2350.1%99.2%
58Ogemaw County, Michigan$577,5970.1%99.2%
59Lake County, Michigan$567,5180.1%99.3%
60Wexford County, Michigan$522,2700.1%99.4%
61Houghton County, Michigan$413,8840.1%99.5%
62Baraga County, Michigan$389,1150.1%99.5%
63Alcona County, Michigan$343,6590.1%99.6%
64Ontonagon County, Michigan$321,8290.0%99.6%
65Kalkaska County, Michigan$272,1460.0%99.7%
66Otsego County, Michigan$232,6470.0%99.7%
67Manistee County, Michigan$229,3720.0%99.7%
68Emmet County, Michigan$217,8850.0%99.8%
69Iron County, Michigan$215,3120.0%99.8%
70Montmorency County, Michigan$204,1880.0%99.8%
71Charlevoix County, Michigan$193,3520.0%99.9%
72Mackinac County, Michigan$185,3360.0%99.9%
73Oscoda County, Michigan$122,1300.0%99.9%
74Benzie County, Michigan$111,7490.0%99.9%
75Schoolcraft County, Michigan$106,1310.0%99.9%
76Alger County, Michigan$103,8730.0%100.0%
77Oakland County, Michigan$78,4780.0%100.0%
78Luce County, Michigan$49,6640.0%100.0%
79Macomb County, Michigan$45,4550.0%100.0%
80Gogebic County, Michigan$40,7160.0%100.0%
81Crawford County, Michigan$29,8090.0%100.0%
82Roscommon County, Michigan$27,5800.0%100.0%
83Keweenaw County, Michigan$19,4460.0%100.0%
84Wayne County, Michigan$9,2600.0%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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