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Vanderburgh County, Indiana Summary Information

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  • $64.3 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $52.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $8.14 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.82 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.16 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Indiana ranking: 11 of 50 States
  • 41 percent of farms in Indiana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 79 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $44.2 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $20,729 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $317 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,201**   $40,562,781
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,026**   $12,032,464
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 759**   $5,073,412
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 218   $2,465,889
5 Disaster Payments
 212   $1,155,850