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Prowers County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $254 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $78.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $48.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $95.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $31.6 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $133 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $41,830 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,425 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 892   $93,032,253
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,336**   $70,942,969
3 Disaster Payments
 1,017   $31,639,824
4 Corn Subsidies**
 659**   $27,038,354
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,156**   $17,738,184