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Meade County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $119 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $39.9 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $24.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $16.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $38.3 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 59 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $55.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $22,565 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $965 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 761**   $39,034,330
2 Disaster Payments
 1,150   $38,283,729
3 Livestock Subsidies
 869**   $14,404,006
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 222   $10,678,022
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 137   $2,315,053