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Deaf Smith County, Texas Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $492 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $236 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $82.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $119 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $54.2 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 52 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $213 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $60,433 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $3,894 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Deaf Smith County, Texas, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 540   $9,410,144
2 Sorghum Subsidies**
 772   $8,116,867
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 490   $6,843,984
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 370   $5,603,388
5 Corn Subsidies**
 496   $4,500,118