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Olmsted County, Minnesota Summary Information

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  • $216 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $150 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $37.8 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $25.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.94 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Minnesota ranking: 4 of 50 States
  • 30 percent of farms in Minnesota did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $113 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,187 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $980 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,790**   $141,088,980
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,215**   $29,491,010
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,232   $22,506,478
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 392**   $9,220,220
5 Disaster Payments
 662   $2,936,804