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Lamar County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $100 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $48.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $17.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $12.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $22.6 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 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $56.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,645 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $533 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,046**   $29,488,980
2 Disaster Payments
 1,350   $22,610,715
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 444   $10,742,112
4 Corn Subsidies**
 412**   $10,279,668
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 812**   $7,441,463