Conservation payments in Vermont totaled $52.2 million from 1995-2019‡.

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

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
Pct of
1Vermont NRCS$15,894,81130.5%30.5%
2Franklin County, Vermont$8,621,34716.5%47.0%
3Addison County, Vermont$6,221,69011.9%58.9%
4Orleans County, Vermont$5,600,29010.7%69.6%
5Rutland County, Vermont$4,758,8729.1%78.8%
6Chittenden County, Vermont$1,627,6173.1%81.9%
7Lamoille County, Vermont$1,615,2233.1%85.0%
8Orange County, Vermont$1,550,4823.0%88.0%
9Caledonia County, Vermont$1,409,1282.7%90.7%
10Windham County, Vermont$1,145,5682.2%92.9%
11Windsor County, Vermont$1,055,6582.0%94.9%
12Washington County, Vermont$857,1801.6%96.5%
13Bennington County, Vermont$705,4511.4%97.9%
14Grand Isle County, Vermont$566,9191.1%99.0%
15Essex County, Vermont$544,8571.0%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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