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Lee County, North Carolina Summary Information

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  • $18.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.86 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.93 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.05 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.37 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 $12.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $9,294 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $45 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Lee County, North Carolina, 2010:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Tobacco Subsidies
 68**   $579,925
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $148,922
3 Cotton Subsidies**
 0**   $116,995
4 Disaster Payments
 4   $103,424
5 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $48,301