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Las Animas County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $30.8 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $3.09 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.47 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $13.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $13.0 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $17.9 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $20,607 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $784 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Las Animas County, Colorado, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Disaster Payments
 144   $1,508,298
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 64   $557,626
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 15   $148,200
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 58   $105,913
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 23   $12,450