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Taylor County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $196 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $76.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $33.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $78.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.95 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 57 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $92.6 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,784 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,291 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Taylor County, Iowa, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 603   $4,783,776
2 Corn Subsidies**
 917   $3,113,327
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 737   $1,407,747
4 Disaster Payments
 198   $647,213
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 20   $65,475