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Ida County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $213 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $150 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $41.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $17.9 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.60 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 59 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $101 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $34,562 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,647 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Ida County, Iowa, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Corn Subsidies**
 695   $9,582,043
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 648   $2,508,103
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 321   $1,163,119
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 13   $54,409
5 Barley Subsidies**
 21   $4,785