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Sheridan County, Kansas Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $273 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $164 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $70.0 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $7.08 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $31.7 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 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $144 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $40,884 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $916 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Sheridan County, Kansas, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Disaster Payments
 662   $5,845,126
2 Corn Subsidies**
 592   $4,855,451
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,084   $3,785,959
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 974   $964,878
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 204   $267,987