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Ashley County, Arkansas Summary Information

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  • $250 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $207 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $28.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $8.14 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.12 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Arkansas ranking: 9 of 50 States
  • 77 percent of farms in Arkansas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 69 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $152 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $88,379 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,269 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Ashley County, Arkansas, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 606**   $122,937,452
2 Rice Subsidies**
 530**   $80,420,940
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 580**   $11,994,096
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 169   $7,460,402
5 Disaster Payments
 531   $6,120,121