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Yuma County, Colorado Summary Information

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  • $537 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $322 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $116 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $66.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $33.3 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 $269 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $57,586 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,939 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,597**   $320,260,252
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,020**   $85,826,317
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,094   $64,077,017
4 Disaster Payments
 1,586   $33,277,282
5 Livestock Subsidies
 638**   $5,138,933