Conservation payments in Vermont totaled $52.5 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Vermont Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
Pct of
1Vermont NRCS$15,894,81130.2%30.2%
2Franklin County, Vermont$8,725,84816.6%46.9%
3Addison County, Vermont$6,338,62512.1%58.9%
4Orleans County, Vermont$5,662,73310.8%69.7%
5Rutland County, Vermont$4,792,0049.1%78.8%
6Chittenden County, Vermont$1,644,4053.1%81.9%
7Lamoille County, Vermont$1,625,7613.1%85.0%
8Orange County, Vermont$1,563,4893.0%88.0%
9Caledonia County, Vermont$1,412,8972.7%90.7%
10Windham County, Vermont$1,151,5142.2%92.9%
11Windsor County, Vermont$1,055,8082.0%94.9%
12Washington County, Vermont$858,5721.6%96.5%
13Bennington County, Vermont$706,6231.3%97.9%
14Grand Isle County, Vermont$566,9191.1%99.0%
15Essex County, Vermont$548,1491.0%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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