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Delaware County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $332 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $237 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $45.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $39.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $10.4 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 51 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $147 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $31,717 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,146 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 2,176**   $223,138,027
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,318   $36,855,181
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,458**   $29,552,184
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 610**   $16,273,862
5 Disaster Payments
 1,108   $10,391,216