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Brown County, Kansas Summary Information

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  • $195 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $120 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $54.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $14.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.51 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Kansas ranking: 6 of 50 States
  • 32 percent of farms in Kansas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 66 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $92.6 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,494 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $878 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Brown County, Kansas, 2008:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Corn Subsidies**
 787   $5,471,909
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 837   $3,348,483
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 283   $831,373
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 616   $750,259
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 701   $715,601