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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Summary Information

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  • $17.1 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $6.70 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $2.81 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $5.04 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.51 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 55 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $7.82 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $10,218 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $638 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 242**   $5,863,843
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 226   $4,501,943
3 Disaster Payments
 178   $2,506,113
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 65**   $1,391,353
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 65**   $538,564