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Orleans County, New York Summary Information

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  • $81.1 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $44.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $20.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.96 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $14.2 million in disaster subsidies.
  • New York ranking: 33 of 50 States
  • 71 percent of farms in New York did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 73 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $44.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $36,090 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $734 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Orleans County, New York, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 631**   $30,207,860
2 Disaster Payments
 320   $14,203,707
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 514**   $6,943,637
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 213**   $4,439,448
5 Apple Subsidies
 78**   $4,123,702