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Eastland County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $45.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $25.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.33 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.86 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $14.0 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 73 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $30.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $13,013 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $320 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Peanut Subsidies
 411**   $21,995,021
2 Disaster Payments
 1,012   $13,979,235
3 Livestock Subsidies
 859**   $4,801,029
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 467**   $3,307,428
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 406**   $869,127