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Burke County, Georgia Summary Information

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  • $142 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $93.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $25.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $7.44 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $15.3 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 $90.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $47,854 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $758 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Burke County, Georgia, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 382**   $71,542,562
2 Peanut Subsidies
 394**   $23,253,830
3 Disaster Payments
 335   $15,268,943
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 596**   $8,701,275
5 Corn Subsidies**
 569**   $8,042,314