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Saunders County, Nebraska Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $285 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $203 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $45.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $29.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.52 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $156 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,382 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $802 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Saunders County, Nebraska, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,668   $6,428,988
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,609   $2,567,997
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 471   $2,166,544
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 690   $625,155
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 795   $170,838