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La Paz County, Arizona Summary Information

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  • $87.7 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $81.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.69 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $456000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $822000 in disaster subsidies.
  • Arizona ranking: 34 of 50 States
  • 93 percent of farms in Arizona did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $56.1 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $266,950 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $7,902 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in La Paz County, Arizona, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 54   $7,360,855
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 46   $280,581
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 8   $64,413
4 Corn Subsidies**
 16   $25,762
5 Barley Subsidies**
 10   $2,984