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Phillips County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $247 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $151 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $50.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $27.6 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $17.6 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 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $126 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $47,556 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,517 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,036**   $115,922,517
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,352**   $71,915,679
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 571   $26,471,331
4 Disaster Payments
 1,040   $17,575,075
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 142   $1,109,976