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Iroquois County, Illinois Summary Information

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  • $577 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $418 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $104 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $43.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $11.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Illinois ranking: 3 of 50 States
  • 26 percent of farms in Illinois did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $288 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $28,534 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,207 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Iroquois County, Illinois, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 5,916**   $373,455,687
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 4,861**   $118,918,810
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 2,181   $42,608,456
4 Disaster Payments
 1,519   $10,967,925
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,577**   $6,332,370