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Dawson County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $634 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $321 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $159 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $69.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $84.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Texas ranking: 1 of 50 States
  • 81 percent of farms in Texas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $306 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $56,421 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,916 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Dawson County, Texas, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,885**   $422,012,340
2 Disaster Payments
 2,483   $84,006,363
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,194   $68,471,967
4 Peanut Subsidies
 689**   $36,567,532
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 2,178**   $8,553,866