Which are the top cotton growing states and recipients of generous tax subsidies? -Kind of a who's who of staunch Republicanism-Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and S. Carolina, home of that Tea Party darling, Jim Demint. Hmmm? I wonder if Jim has protested the fact that tax payers are providing welfare to his state's cotton growers? U.S. cotton growers were so adamant about retaining their subsidies that a dispute over this practice with Brazil was resolved by having the U.S. taxpayer subsidize Brazilian cotton growers, as well!