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Gaines County, Texas Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $891 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $497 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $198 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $109 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $86.4 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 57 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $395 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $86,008 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $4,103 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Gaines County, Texas, 2009:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 838**   $36,041,245
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 585   $5,715,297
3 Peanut Subsidies
 132**   $4,969,025
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 8**   $3,132,250
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 16   $234,480