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Carter County, Kentucky Summary Information

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  • $6.35 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $3.49 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $728000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $876000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.26 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Kentucky ranking: 24 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Kentucky did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 70 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $3.94 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $1,244 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $35 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Carter County, Kentucky, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 36   $164,854
2 Corn Subsidies**
 114   $36,255
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 11   $1,593
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 15   $1,131
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 6   $443