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Thomas County, Kansas Summary Information

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  • $399 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $229 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $110 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $15.9 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $43.7 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 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $193 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $47,181 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,310 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Thomas County, Kansas, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,303**   $144,577,010
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,168**   $135,679,827
3 Disaster Payments
 1,600   $43,655,503
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 2,041**   $36,409,573
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 547   $15,086,465