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Lea County, New Mexico Summary Information

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  • $109 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $51.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $9.86 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $26.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $20.8 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $59.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $40,386 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,872 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Lea County, New Mexico, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 134   $3,878,914
2 Disaster Payments
 158   $2,370,539
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 137   $1,322,653
4 Peanut Subsidies
 54   $1,258,659
5 Livestock Subsidies
 113   $1,227,667