Rice Subsidies in Texas totaled $2.1 billion from 1995-2020‡.

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

Counties in Texas Receiving rice subsidies, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Rice Subsidies
Pct of
1Wharton County, Texas$431,820,66720.5%20.5%
2Colorado County, Texas$248,500,41211.8%32.3%
3Matagorda County, Texas$223,875,83910.6%43.0%
4Brazoria County, Texas$186,964,7888.9%51.9%
5Jefferson County, Texas$181,800,3758.6%60.5%
6Chambers County, Texas$171,416,6148.2%68.7%
7Jackson County, Texas$168,564,8228.0%76.7%
8Liberty County, Texas$142,167,9516.8%83.5%
9Fort Bend County, Texas$67,429,3413.2%86.7%
10Waller County, Texas$60,441,5942.9%89.5%
11Harris County, Texas$57,713,3902.7%92.3%
12Calhoun County, Texas$38,903,3271.8%94.1%
13Victoria County, Texas$30,363,9551.4%95.6%
14Lavaca County, Texas$25,985,8961.2%96.8%
15Galveston County, Texas$25,095,0951.2%98.0%
16Austin County, Texas$20,516,1941.0%99.0%
17Bowie County, Texas$8,654,0560.4%99.4%
18Hardin County, Texas$4,720,5570.2%99.6%
19Orange County, Texas$2,725,0770.1%99.7%
20Hopkins County, Texas$2,586,3900.1%99.9%
21Red River County, Texas$2,150,4490.1%100.0%
22Lamar County, Texas$656,7110.0%100.0%
23Robertson County, Texas$4,7660.0%100.0%
24Brazos County, Texas$2,1400.0%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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