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Shelby County, Illinois Summary Information

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  • $294 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $222 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $41.8 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $28.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.57 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 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $162 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $19,544 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $704 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Shelby County, Illinois, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 2,383   $7,509,325
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 2,296   $2,387,648
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 948   $1,667,417
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,540   $634,491
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 13   $29,255