Conservation payments in Pennsylvania totaled $527 million from 1995-2020‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Pennsylvania NRCS$55,565,23010.5%10.5%
2Bradford County, Pennsylvania$38,110,8297.2%17.8%
3Lycoming County, Pennsylvania$23,307,1504.4%22.2%
4Tioga County, Pennsylvania$23,156,8264.4%26.6%
5Columbia County, Pennsylvania$23,043,7124.4%31.0%
6Northumberland County, Pennsylvania$20,450,7363.9%34.8%
7Lancaster County, Pennsylvania$16,944,0863.2%38.1%
8Somerset County, Pennsylvania$14,367,7482.7%40.8%
9Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania$13,432,7142.5%43.3%
10Potter County, Pennsylvania$13,378,4462.5%45.9%
11Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania$13,121,7462.5%48.4%
12Berks County, Pennsylvania$12,635,3722.4%50.8%
13Montour County, Pennsylvania$12,155,1982.3%53.1%
14Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania$11,885,1412.3%55.3%
15York County, Pennsylvania$11,776,9202.2%57.6%
16Bedford County, Pennsylvania$11,021,6322.1%59.7%
17Franklin County, Pennsylvania$10,528,0982.0%61.7%
18Juniata County, Pennsylvania$10,130,7001.9%63.6%
19Cumberland County, Pennsylvania$9,703,1281.8%65.4%
20Perry County, Pennsylvania$8,432,3121.6%67.0%
21Erie County, Pennsylvania$8,242,2001.6%68.6%
22Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania$8,150,6131.5%70.1%
23Fulton County, Pennsylvania$8,144,1711.5%71.7%
24Adams County, Pennsylvania$7,747,2701.5%73.1%
25Washington County, Pennsylvania$7,742,3631.5%74.6%
26Snyder County, Pennsylvania$7,646,2091.5%76.1%
27Centre County, Pennsylvania$7,580,0411.4%77.5%
28Luzerne County, Pennsylvania$7,545,0581.4%78.9%
29Cambria County, Pennsylvania$7,393,9461.4%80.3%
30Indiana County, Pennsylvania$6,841,3861.3%81.6%
31Dauphin County, Pennsylvania$6,643,8881.3%82.9%
32Chester County, Pennsylvania$6,301,0661.2%84.1%
33Union County, Pennsylvania$5,335,2021.0%85.1%
34Mifflin County, Pennsylvania$5,241,1871.0%86.1%
35Crawford County, Pennsylvania$5,202,6911.0%87.1%
36Clarion County, Pennsylvania$4,994,8210.9%88.0%
37Blair County, Pennsylvania$4,853,7320.9%89.0%
38Butler County, Pennsylvania$4,822,6060.9%89.9%
39Wyoming County, Pennsylvania$4,684,6030.9%90.8%
40Armstrong County, Pennsylvania$4,421,5670.8%91.6%
41Lebanon County, Pennsylvania$4,069,6600.8%92.4%
42Fayette County, Pennsylvania$4,026,7180.8%93.1%
43McKean County, Pennsylvania$3,389,2950.6%93.8%
44Wayne County, Pennsylvania$3,034,4740.6%94.4%
45Mercer County, Pennsylvania$2,934,6550.6%94.9%
46Venango County, Pennsylvania$2,503,4160.5%95.4%
47Sullivan County, Pennsylvania$2,393,3560.5%95.8%
48Warren County, Pennsylvania$2,361,4750.4%96.3%
49Clearfield County, Pennsylvania$2,318,1850.4%96.7%
50Jefferson County, Pennsylvania$2,272,2350.4%97.2%
51Beaver County, Pennsylvania$1,974,9570.4%97.5%
52Clinton County, Pennsylvania$1,876,5660.4%97.9%
53Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania$1,799,8930.3%98.2%
54Lawrence County, Pennsylvania$1,707,0670.3%98.6%
55Carbon County, Pennsylvania$1,651,4640.3%98.9%
56Bucks County, Pennsylvania$1,458,3460.3%99.1%
57Greene County, Pennsylvania$1,318,4930.3%99.4%
58Northampton County, Pennsylvania$872,4470.2%99.6%
59Lehigh County, Pennsylvania$804,3890.2%99.7%
60Montgomery County, Pennsylvania$674,2890.1%99.8%
61Allegheny County, Pennsylvania$304,1470.1%99.9%
62Cameron County, Pennsylvania$153,5410.0%99.9%
63Monroe County, Pennsylvania$117,6200.0%99.9%
64Elk County, Pennsylvania$111,9190.0%100.0%
65Delaware County, Pennsylvania$73,7790.0%100.0%
66Forest County, Pennsylvania$56,3700.0%100.0%
67Pike County, Pennsylvania$29,5580.0%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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