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Costilla County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $14.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $5.27 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $5.04 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $858000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.04 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 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.23 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $12,987 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $444 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Costilla County, Colorado, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 214   $3,038,480
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 74**   $3,021,191
3 Barley Subsidies**
 89**   $2,869,296
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 86   $730,346
5 Livestock Subsidies
 112**   $356,195