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Wright County, Iowa Summary Information

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  • $330 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $233 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $53.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $34.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $9.29 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 $168 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $36,143 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,524 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Wright County, Iowa, 2011:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $9,104,695
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $3,182,635
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 780   $2,895,775
4 Disaster Payments
 54   $1,054,772
5 Livestock Subsidies
 3**   $5,441