Wetlands Reserve Program payments in North Dakota totaled $8.0 million from 1995-2020‡.

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

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
Pct of
1North Dakota NRCS$7,515,87193.9%93.9%
2Wells County, North Dakota$204,3632.6%96.5%
3Pembina County, North Dakota$108,9391.4%97.8%
4Walsh County, North Dakota$60,9690.8%98.6%
5Traill County, North Dakota$30,5030.4%99.0%
6Towner County, North Dakota$22,1150.3%99.2%
7Grand Forks County, North Dakota$20,3410.3%99.5%
8Cavalier County, North Dakota$10,8510.1%99.6%
9Nelson County, North Dakota$5,8170.1%99.7%
10Ward County, North Dakota$5,6470.1%99.8%
11Mercer County, North Dakota$4,3870.1%99.8%
12Griggs County, North Dakota$4,3100.1%99.9%
13Steele County, North Dakota$3,8670.0%99.9%
14Logan County, North Dakota$3,3450.0%100.0%
15Benson County, North Dakota$1,8540.0%100.0%
16Barnes County, North Dakota$9360.0%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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