Deficiency Payments in New Mexico totaled $7.2 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in New Mexico Receiving Deficiency Payments payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Deficiency Payments
Pct of
1Curry County, New Mexico$3,376,37746.6%46.6%
2Roosevelt County, New Mexico$1,493,74320.6%67.3%
3Quay County, New Mexico$821,53611.3%78.6%
4Hidalgo County, New Mexico$387,9935.4%84.0%
5Union County, New Mexico$380,7875.3%89.2%
6San Juan County, New Mexico$331,3544.6%93.8%
7Luna County, New Mexico$271,1453.7%97.5%
8Lea County, New Mexico$185,5072.6%100.1%
9Torrance County, New Mexico$93,7321.3%101.4%
10Santa Fe County, New Mexico$82,8921.1%102.5%
11Chaves County, New Mexico$46,5560.6%103.2%
12Harding County, New Mexico$37,9420.5%103.7%
13DeBaca County, New Mexico$30,5530.4%104.1%
14Colfax County, New Mexico$16,8530.2%104.4%
15Otero County, New Mexico$4,9020.1%104.4%
16Guadalupe County, New Mexico$2560.0%104.4%
17Sierra County, New Mexico$1720.0%104.4%
18Taos County, New Mexico$330.0%104.4%
19Eddy County, New Mexico$-25,824-0.4%104.1%
20Dona Ana County, New Mexico$-295,373-4.1%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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