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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, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Tobacco Subsidies
 1,798**   $2,724,437
2 Disaster Payments
 657   $1,257,288
3 Corn Subsidies**
 247**   $751,272
4 Livestock Subsidies
 477**   $448,710
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 18   $90,257