Conservation payments in Tennessee totaled $517 million from 1995-2020‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2020‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Tennessee NRCS$58,384,56611.3%11.3%
2Fayette County, Tennessee$37,086,0687.2%18.5%
3Weakley County, Tennessee$28,528,7085.5%24.0%
4Haywood County, Tennessee$28,234,5795.5%29.5%
5Gibson County, Tennessee$24,986,9714.8%34.3%
6Carroll County, Tennessee$24,889,9234.8%39.1%
7Madison County, Tennessee$22,213,9314.3%43.4%
8Lauderdale County, Tennessee$21,976,3834.3%47.7%
9Obion County, Tennessee$21,184,6714.1%51.8%
10Henry County, Tennessee$19,295,3263.7%55.5%
11Henderson County, Tennessee$18,546,1193.6%59.1%
12Lawrence County, Tennessee$18,440,1003.6%62.6%
13Hardeman County, Tennessee$16,315,5453.2%65.8%
14McNairy County, Tennessee$15,574,0953.0%68.8%
15Crockett County, Tennessee$13,705,4432.7%71.5%
16Hardin County, Tennessee$12,881,5472.5%74.0%
17Dyer County, Tennessee$11,796,6552.3%76.2%
18Benton County, Tennessee$8,746,2631.7%77.9%
19Tipton County, Tennessee$8,466,5071.6%79.6%
20Chester County, Tennessee$6,357,6231.2%80.8%
21Giles County, Tennessee$6,120,1531.2%82.0%
22Shelby County, Tennessee$5,993,9501.2%83.1%
23Wayne County, Tennessee$3,886,6990.8%83.9%
24Decatur County, Tennessee$3,567,5270.7%84.6%
25Lincoln County, Tennessee$3,406,1350.7%85.2%
26Cumberland County, Tennessee$3,181,7480.6%85.9%
27Bedford County, Tennessee$3,053,7020.6%86.4%
28Montgomery County, Tennessee$3,053,0000.6%87.0%
29Maury County, Tennessee$2,519,3180.5%87.5%
30Robertson County, Tennessee$2,499,4920.5%88.0%
31Hickman County, Tennessee$2,471,5400.5%88.5%
32Williamson County, Tennessee$2,309,4650.4%88.9%
33Franklin County, Tennessee$2,275,4310.4%89.4%
34Macon County, Tennessee$2,209,7410.4%89.8%
35Rhea County, Tennessee$2,196,9110.4%90.2%
36Coffee County, Tennessee$2,101,5480.4%90.6%
37Clay County, Tennessee$2,027,5690.4%91.0%
38Wilson County, Tennessee$1,914,2020.4%91.4%
39Fentress County, Tennessee$1,906,6060.4%91.8%
40Warren County, Tennessee$1,801,2630.3%92.1%
41Overton County, Tennessee$1,641,7740.3%92.4%
42Dickson County, Tennessee$1,620,7560.3%92.7%
43Sumner County, Tennessee$1,616,6950.3%93.1%
44Greene County, Tennessee$1,558,1070.3%93.4%
45Bradley County, Tennessee$1,509,2710.3%93.7%
46Marshall County, Tennessee$1,487,4680.3%93.9%
47DeKalb County, Tennessee$1,441,3560.3%94.2%
48Rutherford County, Tennessee$1,356,2930.3%94.5%
49Humphreys County, Tennessee$1,324,9020.3%94.7%
50Bledsoe County, Tennessee$1,289,7860.2%95.0%
51Claiborne County, Tennessee$1,248,6020.2%95.2%
52White County, Tennessee$1,184,5670.2%95.5%
53Hancock County, Tennessee$1,181,5560.2%95.7%
54Perry County, Tennessee$1,126,3120.2%95.9%
55Hawkins County, Tennessee$1,118,9460.2%96.1%
56Cannon County, Tennessee$1,085,2090.2%96.3%
57Van Buren County, Tennessee$995,6290.2%96.5%
58Pickett County, Tennessee$919,9170.2%96.7%
59Lake County, Tennessee$916,1150.2%96.9%
60Jackson County, Tennessee$900,8610.2%97.1%
61Lewis County, Tennessee$876,8610.2%97.2%
62Putnam County, Tennessee$871,9380.2%97.4%
63Cheatham County, Tennessee$790,6950.2%97.5%
64McMinn County, Tennessee$762,4280.1%97.7%
65Meigs County, Tennessee$744,2240.1%97.8%
66Hamilton County, Tennessee$730,8610.1%98.0%
67Smith County, Tennessee$700,1550.1%98.1%
68Morgan County, Tennessee$690,7950.1%98.2%
69Washington County, Tennessee$686,7070.1%98.4%
70Union County, Tennessee$604,2750.1%98.5%
71Grainger County, Tennessee$558,5400.1%98.6%
72Polk County, Tennessee$520,0500.1%98.7%
73Loudon County, Tennessee$516,7660.1%98.8%
74Knox County, Tennessee$491,3430.1%98.9%
75Grundy County, Tennessee$474,0460.1%99.0%
76Sequatchie County, Tennessee$472,1180.1%99.1%
77Monroe County, Tennessee$451,4770.1%99.2%
78Moore County, Tennessee$440,0350.1%99.3%
79Trousdale County, Tennessee$423,2460.1%99.3%
80Scott County, Tennessee$406,9500.1%99.4%
81Stewart County, Tennessee$327,1550.1%99.5%
82Cocke County, Tennessee$306,7920.1%99.5%
83Jefferson County, Tennessee$304,3930.1%99.6%
84Houston County, Tennessee$301,2220.1%99.7%
85Hamblen County, Tennessee$254,2480.0%99.7%
86Johnson County, Tennessee$241,2980.0%99.7%
87Blount County, Tennessee$218,6240.0%99.8%
88Anderson County, Tennessee$189,3260.0%99.8%
89Roane County, Tennessee$179,4420.0%99.9%
90Carter County, Tennessee$153,5980.0%99.9%
91Marion County, Tennessee$125,7050.0%99.9%
92Davidson County, Tennessee$121,4990.0%99.9%
93Sullivan County, Tennessee$119,2750.0%100.0%
94Sevier County, Tennessee$75,1030.0%100.0%
95Campbell County, Tennessee$60,5660.0%100.0%
96Unicoi County, Tennessee$51,9720.0%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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