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Dorchester County, Maryland Summary Information

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  • $76.7 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $41.4 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $12.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $18.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $4.48 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Maryland ranking: 36 of 50 States
  • 64 percent of farms in Maryland did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 66 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $42.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $30,441 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,028 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Dorchester County, Maryland, 2009:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 314   $1,238,643
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $1,141,069
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 57   $831,235
4 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $800,311
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $368,654