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Spink County, South Dakota Summary Information

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  • $483 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $227 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $179 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $36.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $41.0 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 $187 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $49,677 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,767 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,775**   $197,724,567
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,386**   $123,095,533
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,700**   $61,451,811
4 Disaster Payments
 1,439   $40,959,245
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 928   $35,081,815