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Washington County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $397 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $153 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $74.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $137 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $32.0 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $194 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $37,983 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,608 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Washington County, Colorado, 2010:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $8,661,447
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 764   $7,109,558
3 Disaster Payments
 313   $6,344,317
4 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $2,899,826
5 Sunflower Subsidies**
 0**   $257,582