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Chester County, Tennessee Summary Information

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  • $19.3 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $10.3 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $2.97 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $5.17 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $843000 in disaster subsidies.
  • Tennessee ranking: 25 of 50 States
  • 78 percent of farms in Tennessee did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $11.1 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $5,723 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $202 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Chester County, Tennessee, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 186   $527,211
2 Corn Subsidies**
 428   $315,446
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 203   $243,196
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 161   $71,775
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 293   $58,181