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Hidalgo County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $401 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $177 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $143 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $25.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $55.0 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 85 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $219 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $49,234 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $365 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Hidalgo County, Texas, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 684   $12,805,080
2 Disaster Payments
 303   $7,035,568
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 791   $3,653,913
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 92   $1,076,971
5 Corn Subsidies**
 622   $768,287