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Erie County, Pennsylvania Summary Information

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  • $48.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $21.1 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $13.6 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $5.16 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $8.22 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 58 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $20.2 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $13,182 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $643 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Erie County, Pennsylvania, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Disaster Payments
 142   $1,713,491
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 152   $1,611,170
3 Corn Subsidies**
 241   $859,709
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 105   $178,589
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 50   $97,496