Conservation payments in Tennessee totaled $504 million from 1995-2019‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Tennessee NRCS$58,384,56611.6%11.6%
2Fayette County, Tennessee$36,047,4467.2%18.7%
3Weakley County, Tennessee$27,403,5115.4%24.2%
4Haywood County, Tennessee$26,996,4585.4%29.5%
5Gibson County, Tennessee$24,287,3514.8%34.4%
6Carroll County, Tennessee$23,832,8324.7%39.1%
7Lauderdale County, Tennessee$21,369,7254.2%43.3%
8Madison County, Tennessee$21,131,6514.2%47.5%
9Obion County, Tennessee$20,352,4334.0%51.6%
10Henry County, Tennessee$18,718,9143.7%55.3%
11Henderson County, Tennessee$18,117,7123.6%58.9%
12Lawrence County, Tennessee$18,104,6953.6%62.5%
13Hardeman County, Tennessee$15,702,7073.1%65.6%
14McNairy County, Tennessee$15,215,6973.0%68.6%
15Crockett County, Tennessee$13,195,3392.6%71.2%
16Hardin County, Tennessee$12,502,7392.5%73.7%
17Dyer County, Tennessee$11,578,1742.3%76.0%
18Benton County, Tennessee$8,483,7971.7%77.7%
19Tipton County, Tennessee$8,324,7581.7%79.4%
20Chester County, Tennessee$6,212,7791.2%80.6%
21Giles County, Tennessee$5,964,9111.2%81.8%
22Shelby County, Tennessee$5,893,0331.2%82.9%
23Wayne County, Tennessee$3,799,4700.8%83.7%
24Decatur County, Tennessee$3,497,3900.7%84.4%
25Lincoln County, Tennessee$3,354,0570.7%85.1%
26Bedford County, Tennessee$3,046,0300.6%85.7%
27Montgomery County, Tennessee$2,995,2980.6%86.3%
28Cumberland County, Tennessee$2,972,2690.6%86.8%
29Hickman County, Tennessee$2,446,7550.5%87.3%
30Maury County, Tennessee$2,445,4430.5%87.8%
31Robertson County, Tennessee$2,436,9790.5%88.3%
32Williamson County, Tennessee$2,283,7950.5%88.8%
33Franklin County, Tennessee$2,217,9530.4%89.2%
34Macon County, Tennessee$2,207,5730.4%89.6%
35Rhea County, Tennessee$2,177,2140.4%90.1%
36Coffee County, Tennessee$2,096,4700.4%90.5%
37Clay County, Tennessee$2,023,5770.4%90.9%
38Fentress County, Tennessee$1,894,2930.4%91.3%
39Wilson County, Tennessee$1,806,1340.4%91.6%
40Warren County, Tennessee$1,797,1220.4%92.0%
41Overton County, Tennessee$1,637,9770.3%92.3%
42Sumner County, Tennessee$1,613,7780.3%92.6%
43Dickson County, Tennessee$1,594,4870.3%92.9%
44Greene County, Tennessee$1,553,4410.3%93.2%
45Bradley County, Tennessee$1,491,6460.3%93.5%
46Marshall County, Tennessee$1,471,7880.3%93.8%
47DeKalb County, Tennessee$1,435,1510.3%94.1%
48Rutherford County, Tennessee$1,327,4180.3%94.4%
49Humphreys County, Tennessee$1,316,1030.3%94.6%
50Bledsoe County, Tennessee$1,280,7430.3%94.9%
51Claiborne County, Tennessee$1,245,3670.2%95.1%
52Hancock County, Tennessee$1,181,4110.2%95.4%
53White County, Tennessee$1,180,7310.2%95.6%
54Hawkins County, Tennessee$1,118,0600.2%95.8%
55Perry County, Tennessee$1,102,9270.2%96.1%
56Cannon County, Tennessee$1,085,2090.2%96.3%
57Van Buren County, Tennessee$993,8890.2%96.5%
58Pickett County, Tennessee$919,9170.2%96.6%
59Jackson County, Tennessee$900,3560.2%96.8%
60Lake County, Tennessee$894,7110.2%97.0%
61Lewis County, Tennessee$875,8810.2%97.2%
62Putnam County, Tennessee$870,0230.2%97.3%
63Cheatham County, Tennessee$779,3670.2%97.5%
64McMinn County, Tennessee$758,3770.2%97.7%
65Meigs County, Tennessee$728,9400.1%97.8%
66Hamilton County, Tennessee$728,2200.1%97.9%
67Smith County, Tennessee$696,8900.1%98.1%
68Washington County, Tennessee$686,7070.1%98.2%
69Morgan County, Tennessee$664,8740.1%98.4%
70Union County, Tennessee$598,5260.1%98.5%
71Grainger County, Tennessee$557,1050.1%98.6%
72Loudon County, Tennessee$515,6660.1%98.7%
73Polk County, Tennessee$505,5610.1%98.8%
74Knox County, Tennessee$486,1710.1%98.9%
75Grundy County, Tennessee$465,2290.1%99.0%
76Sequatchie County, Tennessee$464,8870.1%99.1%
77Monroe County, Tennessee$447,1250.1%99.2%
78Moore County, Tennessee$440,0350.1%99.2%
79Trousdale County, Tennessee$423,2460.1%99.3%
80Scott County, Tennessee$406,9500.1%99.4%
81Stewart County, Tennessee$321,4480.1%99.5%
82Cocke County, Tennessee$306,7920.1%99.5%
83Jefferson County, Tennessee$304,3930.1%99.6%
84Houston County, Tennessee$301,2220.1%99.6%
85Hamblen County, Tennessee$243,8830.0%99.7%
86Johnson County, Tennessee$241,2980.0%99.7%
87Blount County, Tennessee$212,7120.0%99.8%
88Anderson County, Tennessee$186,7520.0%99.8%
89Roane County, Tennessee$179,4420.0%99.9%
90Carter County, Tennessee$153,5980.0%99.9%
91Marion County, Tennessee$121,9400.0%99.9%
92Davidson County, Tennessee$121,4990.0%99.9%
93Sullivan County, Tennessee$119,2660.0%100.0%
94Sevier County, Tennessee$75,1030.0%100.0%
95Campbell County, Tennessee$59,1880.0%100.0%
96Unicoi County, Tennessee$51,9720.0%100.0%

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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