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Jones County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $274 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $130 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $68.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $31.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $43.8 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 69 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $142 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $31,518 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $900 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,028**   $140,851,855
2 Disaster Payments
 1,936   $43,770,701
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,001**   $43,539,364
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 934   $29,884,018
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,536**   $6,175,624