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Pinal County, Arizona Summary Information

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  • $503 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $423 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $51.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $6.56 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $22.1 million 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $293 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $138,464 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $4,543 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Pinal County, Arizona, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 402   $34,273,094
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 277   $876,977
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 30   $746,398
4 Barley Subsidies**
 260   $383,052
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 154   $264,256