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McHenry County, Illinois Summary Information

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  • $161 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $119 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $31.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.39 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.19 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $83.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $44,865 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,451 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 950**   $112,379,302
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 729**   $24,205,385
3 Disaster Payments
 390   $7,188,899
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 180**   $3,563,537
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 470**   $3,212,310