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Columbia County, Florida Summary Information

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  • $18.9 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $9.50 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.64 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.27 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.45 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Florida ranking: 28 of 50 States
  • 90 percent of farms in Florida did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 77 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $13.3 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $13,629 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $255 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Columbia County, Florida, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 351   $6,448,061
2 Peanut Subsidies
 67**   $5,216,171
3 Corn Subsidies**
 293**   $2,246,528
4 Livestock Subsidies
 273**   $1,493,821
5 Tobacco Subsidies
 55**   $1,177,447