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Washington County, Maryland Summary Information

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  • $38.8 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $19.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $10.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $5.04 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.73 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 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $18.2 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,810 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $660 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Washington County, Maryland, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 268**   $13,219,885
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 213**   $6,835,724
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 171   $3,968,568
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 150**   $3,901,553
5 Disaster Payments
 259   $3,733,441