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Ashe County, North Carolina Summary Information

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  • $6.39 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.28 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.03 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $555000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.52 million in disaster subsidies.
  • North Carolina ranking: 20 of 50 States
  • 74 percent of farms in North Carolina did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 81 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.36 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $1,504 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $20 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Ashe County, North Carolina, 2011:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Tobacco Subsidies
 197**   $178,591
2 Livestock Subsidies
 11**   $22,592
3 Disaster Payments
 10   $17,660
4 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $1,906