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Hancock County, Mississippi Summary Information

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  • $5.42 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.19 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $10320.00 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.43 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $800000 in disaster subsidies.
  • Mississippi ranking: 13 of 50 States
  • 59 percent of farms in Mississippi did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 49 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.64 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $4,629 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $419 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Hancock County, Mississippi, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 54   $1,103,160
2 Disaster Payments
 148   $800,477
3 Livestock Subsidies
 135**   $679,700
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 36**   $210,481
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 48   $198,172