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Brown County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $630 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $272 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $201 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $75.6 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $80.9 million in disaster subsidies.
  • South Dakota ranking: 8 of 50 States
  • 26 percent of farms in South Dakota did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $264 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $59,616 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,144 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Brown County, South Dakota, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,818**   $235,151,824
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,424**   $134,390,995
3 Disaster Payments
 1,704   $80,943,687
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,349   $73,765,653
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,785**   $69,766,091