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Colfax County, New Mexico Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $8.69 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $892000 in commodity subsidies.
  • $239000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.88 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $5.68 million in disaster subsidies.
  • New Mexico ranking: 35 of 50 States
  • 84 percent of farms in New Mexico did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $5.31 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,410 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $387 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Colfax County, New Mexico, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Disaster Payments
 13   $69,658
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 14   $69,258
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 27   $37,384
4 Wool Subsidies
 3   $376
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 5   $365