Conservation payments in North Carolina totaled $339 million from 1995-2019‡.

Counties in North Carolina Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1North Carolina NRCS$67,635,32819.9%19.9%
2Halifax County, North Carolina$15,500,4964.6%24.5%
3Hyde County, North Carolina$15,452,4184.6%29.1%
4Anson County, North Carolina$9,108,1982.7%31.8%
5Martin County, North Carolina$9,097,9822.7%34.4%
6Cleveland County, North Carolina$8,662,8212.6%37.0%
7Edgecombe County, North Carolina$8,277,5072.4%39.4%
8Johnston County, North Carolina$7,950,7452.3%41.8%
9Sampson County, North Carolina$7,563,7452.2%44.0%
10Northampton County, North Carolina$6,823,5402.0%46.0%
11Duplin County, North Carolina$6,313,2461.9%47.9%
12Beaufort County, North Carolina$6,217,9691.8%49.7%
13Franklin County, North Carolina$5,954,3811.8%51.5%
14Wayne County, North Carolina$5,725,0211.7%53.2%
15Warren County, North Carolina$5,689,4011.7%54.8%
16Union County, North Carolina$5,477,9651.6%56.4%
17Robeson County, North Carolina$5,175,7441.5%58.0%
18Nash County, North Carolina$5,037,3441.5%59.5%
19Lenoir County, North Carolina$5,022,1131.5%60.9%
20Harnett County, North Carolina$4,615,6651.4%62.3%
21Stanly County, North Carolina$4,613,2011.4%63.7%
22Columbus County, North Carolina$4,540,9311.3%65.0%
23Bertie County, North Carolina$4,206,9961.2%66.2%
24Granville County, North Carolina$4,165,0121.2%67.5%
25Hertford County, North Carolina$3,994,1271.2%68.6%
26Washington County, North Carolina$3,813,5151.1%69.8%
27Bladen County, North Carolina$3,761,6141.1%70.9%
28Craven County, North Carolina$3,760,7051.1%72.0%
29Randolph County, North Carolina$3,741,4131.1%73.1%
30Greene County, North Carolina$3,519,6741.0%74.1%
31Gates County, North Carolina$3,493,4281.0%75.2%
32Rutherford County, North Carolina$3,209,8090.9%76.1%
33Jones County, North Carolina$3,012,9170.9%77.0%
34Dare County, North Carolina$2,986,7290.9%77.9%
35Wilson County, North Carolina$2,773,2710.8%78.7%
36Cumberland County, North Carolina$2,664,9190.8%79.5%
37Iredell County, North Carolina$2,494,2380.7%80.2%
38Richmond County, North Carolina$2,482,2990.7%80.9%
39Lincoln County, North Carolina$2,352,8920.7%81.6%
40Pender County, North Carolina$2,337,0700.7%82.3%
41Henderson County, North Carolina$2,237,2620.7%83.0%
42Moore County, North Carolina$2,228,8150.7%83.6%
43Chatham County, North Carolina$2,172,0990.6%84.3%
44Vance County, North Carolina$2,135,7950.6%84.9%
45Hoke County, North Carolina$2,103,1960.6%85.5%
46Wilkes County, North Carolina$1,969,1680.6%86.1%
47Pitt County, North Carolina$1,920,8610.6%86.7%
48Tyrrell County, North Carolina$1,912,7110.6%87.2%
49Catawba County, North Carolina$1,770,3550.5%87.8%
50Scotland County, North Carolina$1,655,8470.5%88.2%
51Rowan County, North Carolina$1,607,5720.5%88.7%
52Caswell County, North Carolina$1,391,9120.4%89.1%
53Montgomery County, North Carolina$1,360,8030.4%89.5%
54Onslow County, North Carolina$1,340,6390.4%89.9%
55Pamlico County, North Carolina$1,297,1520.4%90.3%
56Wake County, North Carolina$1,230,8790.4%90.7%
57Orange County, North Carolina$1,206,2170.4%91.0%
58Cabarrus County, North Carolina$1,170,8830.3%91.4%
59Durham County, North Carolina$1,168,0850.3%91.7%
60Gaston County, North Carolina$1,167,3900.3%92.1%
61Yadkin County, North Carolina$1,121,6340.3%92.4%
62Rockingham County, North Carolina$1,100,5940.3%92.7%
63Chowan County, North Carolina$1,089,6360.3%93.0%
64Lee County, North Carolina$1,075,6310.3%93.4%
65Person County, North Carolina$1,074,2240.3%93.7%
66Buncombe County, North Carolina$1,063,0400.3%94.0%
67Davidson County, North Carolina$1,033,1160.3%94.3%
68Surry County, North Carolina$1,006,8860.3%94.6%
69Transylvania County, North Carolina$982,2270.3%94.9%
70Haywood County, North Carolina$970,8520.3%95.2%
71Madison County, North Carolina$916,2380.3%95.4%
72Burke County, North Carolina$857,6840.3%95.7%
73Alamance County, North Carolina$845,8120.2%95.9%
74Alleghany County, North Carolina$725,4120.2%96.2%
75Cherokee County, North Carolina$643,2490.2%96.3%
76Alexander County, North Carolina$600,1140.2%96.5%
77Perquimans County, North Carolina$581,3030.2%96.7%
78Ashe County, North Carolina$567,6050.2%96.9%
79Avery County, North Carolina$562,1300.2%97.0%
80Caldwell County, North Carolina$525,6120.2%97.2%
81Polk County, North Carolina$520,5060.2%97.3%
82Jackson County, North Carolina$480,7360.1%97.5%
83Clay County, North Carolina$427,6980.1%97.6%
84Brunswick County, North Carolina$381,8420.1%97.7%
85Davie County, North Carolina$380,3020.1%97.8%
86Guilford County, North Carolina$371,4720.1%97.9%
87McDowell County, North Carolina$370,4560.1%98.0%
88Macon County, North Carolina$361,0440.1%98.1%
89Watauga County, North Carolina$348,0150.1%98.3%
90Yancey County, North Carolina$341,5690.1%98.4%
91Pasquotank County, North Carolina$335,5990.1%98.5%
92Mitchell County, North Carolina$300,6910.1%98.5%
93Swain County, North Carolina$258,4280.1%98.6%
94Stokes County, North Carolina$227,8430.1%98.7%
95Camden County, North Carolina$185,6430.1%98.7%
96Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$137,8930.0%98.8%
97Forsyth County, North Carolina$137,2900.0%98.8%
98Carteret County, North Carolina$116,6310.0%98.9%
99Currituck County, North Carolina$99,2660.0%98.9%
100Graham County, North Carolina$85,5170.0%98.9%
101New Hanover County, North Carolina$12,2040.0%98.9%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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