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Kit Carson County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $587 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $276 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $123 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $126 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $62.8 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 $286 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $61,409 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,315 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Kit Carson County, Colorado, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,235**   $186,170,716
2 Corn Subsidies**
 1,536**   $183,560,369
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,354   $123,176,576
4 Disaster Payments
 1,594   $62,820,048
5 Sunflower Subsidies**
 732**   $11,565,355