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Marion County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $179 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $95.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $27.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $47.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.92 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 $92.6 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $22,523 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $921 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,920**   $89,538,113
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,290   $46,024,950
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,449**   $29,033,392
4 Disaster Payments
 576   $7,919,444
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 88   $652,781