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Clay County, Nebraska Summary Information

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  • $270 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $212 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $48.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.96 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.44 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Nebraska ranking: 5 of 50 States
  • 27 percent of farms in Nebraska did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $134 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $38,722 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,507 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Clay County, Nebraska, 2008:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Corn Subsidies**
 756   $8,903,870
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 699   $2,492,834
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 637   $924,130
4 Disaster Payments
 351   $535,200
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 508   $296,114