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Decatur County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $127 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $44.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $18.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $56.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.51 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Iowa ranking: 2 of 50 States
  • 19 percent of farms in Iowa did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 58 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $62.8 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $18,785 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $920 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Decatur County, Iowa, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,274   $54,823,430
2 Corn Subsidies**
 1,380**   $44,113,461
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 766**   $15,582,695
4 Disaster Payments
 758   $7,506,023
5 Livestock Subsidies
 519**   $1,858,599