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Brooks County, Georgia Summary Information

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  • $167 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $120 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $22.0 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $9.87 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $15.1 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Georgia ranking: 16 of 50 States
  • 70 percent of farms in Georgia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 78 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $113 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $48,254 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $743 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Brooks County, Georgia, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 386   $7,320,976
2 Peanut Subsidies
 158   $978,670
3 Corn Subsidies**
 370   $382,007
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 134   $372,364
5 Disaster Payments
 26   $371,063