Wetlands Reserve Program payments in Minnesota totaled $30.3 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Minnesota Receiving Wetlands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Minnesota NRCS$18,944,44362.6%62.6%
2Polk County, Minnesota$5,709,62118.9%81.5%
3Freeborn County, Minnesota$1,118,6903.7%85.2%
4Steele County, Minnesota$671,3372.2%87.4%
5Stevens County, Minnesota$500,5341.7%89.0%
6Norman County, Minnesota$364,6141.2%90.2%
7Clay County, Minnesota$313,8041.0%91.3%
8Pope County, Minnesota$305,6171.0%92.3%
9Wilkin County, Minnesota$301,0821.0%93.3%
10Grant County, Minnesota$252,9190.8%94.1%
11Douglas County, Minnesota$232,9510.8%94.9%
12Becker County, Minnesota$222,8710.7%95.6%
13Renville County, Minnesota$203,1230.7%96.3%
14Carver County, Minnesota$186,7140.6%96.9%
15Waseca County, Minnesota$159,7130.5%97.4%
16Otter Tail County, Minnesota$121,4900.4%97.8%
17McLeod County, Minnesota$102,0480.3%98.2%
18Big Stone County, Minnesota$99,6470.3%98.5%
19Sibley County, Minnesota$88,3520.3%98.8%
20Mahnomen County, Minnesota$86,6210.3%99.1%
21Kandiyohi County, Minnesota$69,0440.2%99.3%
22Blue Earth County, Minnesota$64,7700.2%99.5%
23Traverse County, Minnesota$31,3210.1%99.6%
24Swift County, Minnesota$30,1160.1%99.7%
25Olmsted County, Minnesota$19,0270.1%99.8%
26Meeker County, Minnesota$17,5870.1%99.9%
27Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota$12,8450.0%99.9%
28Rice County, Minnesota$10,6680.0%99.9%
29Jackson County, Minnesota$4,2020.0%100.0%
30Martin County, Minnesota$3,9410.0%100.0%
31Chippewa County, Minnesota$3,7240.0%100.0%
32Clearwater County, Minnesota$1,6600.0%100.0%
33Todd County, Minnesota$1,3200.0%100.0%
34Nicollet County, Minnesota$1,2530.0%100.0%
35Lincoln County, Minnesota$1,0790.0%100.0%
36Watonwan County, Minnesota$8230.0%100.0%
37Redwood County, Minnesota$5320.0%100.0%
38Marshall County, Minnesota$3460.0%100.0%
39Le Sueur County, Minnesota$1270.0%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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