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Baca County, Colorado Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $413 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $141 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $85.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $136 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $50.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Colorado ranking: 21 of 50 States
  • 69 percent of farms in Colorado did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $201 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $44,185 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,754 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Baca County, Colorado, 2010:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Disaster Payments
 548   $12,406,420
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $5,339,258
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 534   $3,861,330
4 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $3,721,262
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $2,317,300