Cotton Subsidies in Tennessee totaled $1.6 billion from 1995-2019‡.

Congressional Districts in Tennessee Receiving cotton subsidies, 1995-2019‡

Rank District Cotton Subsidies
Pct of
18th District of Tennessee (Rep. David Kusthoff)$1,201,399,09475.6%75.6%
27th District of Tennessee (Rep. Mark Green)$54,429,3513.4%79.0%
34th District of Tennessee (Rep. Scott DesJarlais)$31,105,0122.0%81.0%
49th District of Tennessee (Rep. Steve Cohen)$7,532,7800.5%81.4%
56th District of Tennessee (Rep. John Rose)$3,193,2520.2%81.6%
65th District of Tennessee (Rep. Jim Cooper)$9,3500.0%81.6%
71st District of Tennessee (Rep. Phil Roe)$1300.0%81.6%

NOTE: Not all recipients were able to be placed into Congressional Districts so the District total may not total 100%. Nationally 96% of all program monies were designated into a Congressional District

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 October 31, 2019.


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