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Morton County, Kansas Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $184 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $69.4 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $32.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $62.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $19.0 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 69 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $104 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $35,598 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,038 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Morton County, Kansas, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 500   $3,332,105
2 Corn Subsidies**
 276   $2,683,918
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 607   $2,176,686
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 564   $1,792,636
5 Disaster Payments
 368   $1,618,345