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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Summary Information

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  • $98.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $89.1 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $2.90 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.18 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.95 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Louisiana ranking: 19 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Louisiana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 75 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $71.2 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,377 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $461 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Rice Subsidies**
 1,182**   $79,044,753
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 581**   $4,291,819
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 445**   $4,201,454
4 Disaster Payments
 534   $2,948,400
5 Livestock Subsidies
 360**   $2,091,174