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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $39.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $18.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $6.54 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $12.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.44 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 80 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $26.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,332 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $152 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 170   $812,374
2 Corn Subsidies**
 407   $690,343
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 215   $246,297
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 123   $46,615
5 Livestock Subsidies
 59   $36,711