Wetlands Reserve Program payments in Texas totaled $10.7 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Texas Receiving Wetlands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
Pct of
1Texas NRCS$6,334,34159.1%59.1%
2Bowie County, Texas$1,404,64913.1%72.3%
3Red River County, Texas$633,9635.9%78.2%
4Liberty County, Texas$591,7395.5%83.7%
5Lamar County, Texas$538,3945.0%88.7%
6Panola County, Texas$393,9323.7%92.4%
7Delta County, Texas$177,4691.7%94.1%
8Navarro County, Texas$126,4981.2%95.2%
9Brazoria County, Texas$123,0001.1%96.4%
10Smith County, Texas$110,8961.0%97.4%
11Knox County, Texas$107,7901.0%98.4%
12Jefferson County, Texas$68,4680.6%99.1%
13Nacogdoches County, Texas$58,5760.5%99.6%
14Van Zandt County, Texas$22,9920.2%99.8%
15Ellis County, Texas$12,7480.1%99.9%
16Robertson County, Texas$3,2850.0%100.0%
17Fannin County, Texas$2,6510.0%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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