Conservation payments in New Mexico totaled $576 million from 1995-2020‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
Pct of
1Curry County, New Mexico$167,777,58029.2%29.2%
2Roosevelt County, New Mexico$129,758,98822.5%51.7%
3Quay County, New Mexico$84,119,27214.6%66.3%
4New Mexico NRCS$69,658,04912.1%78.4%
5Lea County, New Mexico$33,152,5275.8%84.2%
6Union County, New Mexico$21,330,0503.7%87.9%
7Harding County, New Mexico$12,497,6792.2%90.1%
8Torrance County, New Mexico$6,968,9521.2%91.3%
9DeBaca County, New Mexico$4,316,7560.8%92.0%
10Chaves County, New Mexico$4,122,2310.7%92.7%
11Rio Arriba County, New Mexico$3,601,9660.6%93.4%
12San Juan County, New Mexico$2,991,3320.5%93.9%
13Eddy County, New Mexico$2,924,0660.5%94.4%
14Guadalupe County, New Mexico$2,758,1980.5%94.9%
15Lincoln County, New Mexico$2,625,2770.5%95.3%
16Otero County, New Mexico$2,538,4410.4%95.8%
17San Miguel County, New Mexico$2,341,0740.4%96.2%
18Hidalgo County, New Mexico$2,212,6610.4%96.6%
19Colfax County, New Mexico$2,101,5910.4%96.9%
20Luna County, New Mexico$1,975,1320.3%97.3%
21McKinley County, New Mexico$1,969,4800.3%97.6%
22Socorro County, New Mexico$1,899,7140.3%97.9%
23Dona Ana County, New Mexico$1,617,1610.3%98.2%
24Santa Fe County, New Mexico$1,411,6920.2%98.5%
25Cibola County, New Mexico$1,243,3510.2%98.7%
26Sierra County, New Mexico$1,238,0290.2%98.9%
27Taos County, New Mexico$1,157,8680.2%99.1%
28Valencia County, New Mexico$1,133,4930.2%99.3%
29Mora County, New Mexico$1,080,7720.2%99.5%
30Sandoval County, New Mexico$1,007,3790.2%99.7%
31Catron County, New Mexico$745,3860.1%99.8%
32Grant County, New Mexico$737,9540.1%99.9%
33Bernalillo County, New Mexico$529,6170.1%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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