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Greene County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $279 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $206 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $46.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $21.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $4.41 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $141 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $29,875 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,268 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Greene County, Iowa, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,205   $11,459,130
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,080   $2,749,722
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 569   $1,551,795
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 20   $1,359
5 Wool Subsidies
 13   $1,030