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Leon County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $12.4 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $381000 in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.07 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $607000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $10.3 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.84 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $4,751 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $227 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Leon County, Texas, 2009:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Livestock Subsidies
 82**   $753,208
2 Disaster Payments
 82   $753,208
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 19   $145,043
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 0**   $1,907
5 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $573