Conservation payments in Minnesota totaled $3.0 billion from 1995-2020‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Marshall County, Minnesota$202,567,6456.8%6.8%
2Polk County, Minnesota$173,882,3495.8%12.6%
3Minnesota NRCS$131,618,2064.4%17.1%
4Roseau County, Minnesota$116,977,4183.9%21.0%
5Kittson County, Minnesota$115,810,0543.9%24.9%
6Otter Tail County, Minnesota$97,350,7113.3%28.2%
7Kandiyohi County, Minnesota$86,488,6752.9%31.1%
8Lincoln County, Minnesota$85,697,1592.9%33.9%
9Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota$71,057,7592.4%36.3%
10Swift County, Minnesota$70,718,2202.4%38.7%
11Pennington County, Minnesota$68,576,1632.3%41.0%
12Fillmore County, Minnesota$62,660,4902.1%43.1%
13Pope County, Minnesota$59,167,0952.0%45.1%
14Grant County, Minnesota$59,043,2612.0%47.1%
15Stearns County, Minnesota$58,638,2062.0%49.0%
16Le Sueur County, Minnesota$58,460,4702.0%51.0%
17Norman County, Minnesota$58,332,9602.0%53.0%
18Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$57,698,0741.9%54.9%
19Clay County, Minnesota$53,382,3491.8%56.7%
20Murray County, Minnesota$50,091,9371.7%58.4%
21Redwood County, Minnesota$47,453,6391.6%60.0%
22Lyon County, Minnesota$46,406,9651.6%61.5%
23Douglas County, Minnesota$43,218,5301.5%63.0%
24Meeker County, Minnesota$41,967,8151.4%64.4%
25Becker County, Minnesota$41,825,3981.4%65.8%
26Freeborn County, Minnesota$41,486,1861.4%67.2%
27Red Lake County, Minnesota$41,133,3611.4%68.6%
28Rice County, Minnesota$41,061,0051.4%70.0%
29Renville County, Minnesota$40,625,0661.4%71.3%
30Brown County, Minnesota$39,150,2221.3%72.6%
31Houston County, Minnesota$38,485,2661.3%73.9%
32Traverse County, Minnesota$38,085,0341.3%75.2%
33Chippewa County, Minnesota$37,172,0401.2%76.5%
34Olmsted County, Minnesota$36,727,4691.2%77.7%
35Steele County, Minnesota$36,228,9781.2%78.9%
36Stevens County, Minnesota$34,161,6801.1%80.0%
37Cottonwood County, Minnesota$33,407,8481.1%81.2%
38Blue Earth County, Minnesota$32,175,4801.1%82.3%
39Mower County, Minnesota$28,938,2051.0%83.2%
40Waseca County, Minnesota$28,655,8741.0%84.2%
41Wilkin County, Minnesota$26,925,4340.9%85.1%
42Winona County, Minnesota$25,901,9590.9%86.0%
43Wabasha County, Minnesota$25,438,4940.9%86.8%
44Jackson County, Minnesota$25,311,9540.9%87.7%
45Goodhue County, Minnesota$24,739,0470.8%88.5%
46Nobles County, Minnesota$23,389,6060.8%89.3%
47Mahnomen County, Minnesota$22,388,7730.8%90.0%
48Pipestone County, Minnesota$21,430,5230.7%90.8%
49Sibley County, Minnesota$19,756,7900.7%91.4%
50Todd County, Minnesota$19,686,3210.7%92.1%
51Martin County, Minnesota$19,402,7730.7%92.7%
52McLeod County, Minnesota$19,378,2240.7%93.4%
53Watonwan County, Minnesota$18,310,7910.6%94.0%
54Big Stone County, Minnesota$17,856,9740.6%94.6%
55Faribault County, Minnesota$17,001,6290.6%95.2%
56Wright County, Minnesota$15,833,2480.5%95.7%
57Dodge County, Minnesota$12,781,7960.4%96.1%
58Nicollet County, Minnesota$12,690,2830.4%96.6%
59Carver County, Minnesota$11,807,3220.4%96.9%
60Beltrami County, Minnesota$11,789,8390.4%97.3%
61Dakota County, Minnesota$10,701,9330.4%97.7%
62Morrison County, Minnesota$10,417,7090.3%98.1%
63Rock County, Minnesota$8,269,5080.3%98.3%
64Clearwater County, Minnesota$8,081,3230.3%98.6%
65Scott County, Minnesota$6,794,1140.2%98.8%
66Wadena County, Minnesota$5,204,2640.2%99.0%
67Benton County, Minnesota$4,176,3200.1%99.1%
68Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota$3,379,9040.1%99.3%
69Hubbard County, Minnesota$2,470,7360.1%99.3%
70Hennepin County, Minnesota$2,101,1980.1%99.4%
71Isanti County, Minnesota$2,030,8560.1%99.5%
72Sherburne County, Minnesota$1,811,0980.1%99.5%
73Mille Lacs County, Minnesota$1,607,1190.1%99.6%
74Chisago County, Minnesota$1,565,6310.1%99.6%
75Pine County, Minnesota$1,483,5910.0%99.7%
76Cass County, Minnesota$1,342,9570.0%99.7%
77Washington County, Minnesota$1,185,9720.0%99.8%
78Aitkin County, Minnesota$1,104,8720.0%99.8%
79Itasca County, Minnesota$1,099,0660.0%99.9%
80Carlton County, Minnesota$1,093,8750.0%99.9%
81Crow Wing County, Minnesota$794,5760.0%99.9%
82Saint Louis County, Minnesota$719,0290.0%99.9%
83Kanabec County, Minnesota$596,1840.0%100.0%
84Koochiching County, Minnesota$514,2770.0%100.0%
85Anoka County, Minnesota$366,4250.0%100.0%
86Cook County, Minnesota$113,6850.0%100.0%
87Lake County, Minnesota$51,4660.0%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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