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Dorchester County, South Carolina Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $33.6 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $20.9 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $7.62 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.79 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.33 million in disaster subsidies.
  • South Carolina ranking: 30 of 50 States
  • 70 percent of farms in South Carolina did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 85 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $22.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,004 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $226 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Dorchester County, South Carolina, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 85   $1,582,415
2 Corn Subsidies**
 196   $635,164
3 Disaster Payments
 56   $321,733
4 Peanut Subsidies
 3   $66,716
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 69   $61,247