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Hendry County, Florida Summary Information

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  • $113 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $830000 in commodity subsidies.
  • $83.8 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.18 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $26.6 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 52 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $15.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,292 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,861 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 347   $26,590,817
2 Tree Subsidies
 122**   $4,426,003
3 Livestock Subsidies
 111**   $4,338,240
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 37   $1,772,758
5 Rice Subsidies**
 10**   $690,767