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Houston County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $29.1 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $9.63 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $2.69 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.37 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $15.4 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 73 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $19.3 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,258 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $293 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Houston County, Texas, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 48   $500,574
2 Peanut Subsidies
 7   $128,538
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 41   $72,203
4 Corn Subsidies**
 48   $64,164
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 19   $38,812