Rice Subsidies in Texas totaled $2.1 billion from 1995-2019‡.

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

Counties in Texas Receiving rice subsidies, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Rice Subsidies
Pct of
1Wharton County, Texas$430,603,79520.6%20.6%
2Colorado County, Texas$247,837,25011.8%32.4%
3Matagorda County, Texas$222,919,60610.6%43.0%
4Brazoria County, Texas$186,709,7778.9%52.0%
5Jefferson County, Texas$180,452,5038.6%60.6%
6Jackson County, Texas$168,294,3378.0%68.6%
7Chambers County, Texas$168,268,6718.0%76.6%
8Liberty County, Texas$141,589,8416.8%83.4%
9Fort Bend County, Texas$67,344,2733.2%86.6%
10Waller County, Texas$60,332,4382.9%89.5%
11Harris County, Texas$57,713,3902.8%92.3%
12Calhoun County, Texas$38,870,4551.9%94.1%
13Victoria County, Texas$30,342,2301.4%95.6%
14Lavaca County, Texas$25,935,1521.2%96.8%
15Galveston County, Texas$25,095,0951.2%98.0%
16Austin County, Texas$20,503,6631.0%99.0%
17Bowie County, Texas$8,627,0510.4%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 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019.


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