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Butler County, Pennsylvania Summary Information

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  • $24.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $14.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.51 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.32 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.82 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Pennsylvania ranking: 29 of 50 States
  • 72 percent of farms in Pennsylvania did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $12.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $10,298 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $421 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Butler County, Pennsylvania, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 490**   $11,871,368
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 149**   $3,720,198
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 162   $2,542,130
4 Disaster Payments
 371   $1,824,125
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 113**   $1,471,049