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Lawrence County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $3.69 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.05 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $420000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $487000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.73 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.12 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $5,041 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $192 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 178   $1,729,044
2 Livestock Subsidies
 146**   $1,067,103
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 46**   $286,455
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 11**   $283,142
5 Corn Subsidies**
 33**   $251,063