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Deaf Smith County, Texas Summary Information

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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, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,054   $115,962,304
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,498**   $106,537,808
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,491**   $103,196,894
4 Disaster Payments
 1,236   $54,163,167
5 Corn Subsidies**
 910**   $48,129,025