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Hemphill County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $22.6 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.51 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.75 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $9.65 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.69 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $12.7 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $15,676 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $637 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 209   $8,939,540
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 301**   $8,103,723
3 Disaster Payments
 261   $2,694,844
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 188**   $1,519,035
5 Livestock Subsidies
 205**   $1,503,243