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Douglas County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $118 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $63.7 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $36.0 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $7.36 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $10.7 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 58 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $47.6 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,793 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,049 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Douglas County, South Dakota, 2011:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $3,480,573
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $2,002,680
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 217   $613,750
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $412,383
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $105,334