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Van Buren County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $129 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $55.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $21.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $44.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.84 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 $63.8 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $18,910 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $858 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Van Buren County, Iowa, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,527**   $55,172,448
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,123   $43,704,900
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,051**   $17,481,535
4 Disaster Payments
 818   $6,835,938
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 821**   $1,459,449