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Otsego County, New York Summary Information

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  • $27.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $22.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $736000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.32 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.37 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 54 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $14.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $9,998 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $569 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Dairy Program Subsidies
 613**   $14,482,174
2 Corn Subsidies**
 416**   $8,463,812
3 Disaster Payments
 429   $1,368,750
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 86   $1,208,083
5 Livestock Subsidies
 391**   $881,435