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Marshall County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $234 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $92.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $65.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $49.5 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $26.9 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 $103 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $44,804 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,714 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 800**   $82,722,614
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 874   $48,523,399
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 633**   $37,733,887
4 Disaster Payments
 849   $26,873,546
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 870**   $25,467,998