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Pueblo County, Colorado Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $49.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.34 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $6.56 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $16.8 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $17.2 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 $29.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,819 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $665 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Pueblo County, Colorado, 2009:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Disaster Payments
 81   $1,059,477
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 51   $690,953
3 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $406,232
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $181,887
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 16   $116,436