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Minnehaha County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $258 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $177 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $59.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $17.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $5.09 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 $129 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,883 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $826 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 2008:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,108   $8,370,980
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,028   $3,850,767
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 522   $911,845
4 Disaster Payments
 259   $592,411
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 163   $55,453