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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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,299**   $159,444,163
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,538   $134,924,047
3 Corn Subsidies**
 944**   $48,996,552
4 Disaster Payments
 1,617   $32,018,726
5 Sunflower Subsidies**
 358**   $3,601,590