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Clark County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $251 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $104 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $86.6 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $40.5 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $20.7 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $99.2 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $31,940 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,292 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,398**   $89,538,505
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,022**   $56,798,336
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,009   $39,818,214
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,323**   $33,566,698
5 Disaster Payments
 1,130   $20,706,246