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Bladen County, North Carolina Summary Information

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  • $90.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $55.1 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $23.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.12 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $8.85 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 90 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $60.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,778 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $66 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Bladen County, North Carolina, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 395   $1,321,317
2 Cotton Subsidies**
 136   $1,139,950
3 Peanut Subsidies
 97   $658,606
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 247   $310,689
5 Disaster Payments
 20   $187,380