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King County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $27.9 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $9.58 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $6.13 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $8.13 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $4.04 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 $12.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $29,691 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,455 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 145**   $8,623,710
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 138   $6,723,934
3 Disaster Payments
 131   $4,042,138
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 119**   $3,046,276
5 Livestock Subsidies
 84**   $1,543,803