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Parmer County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $536 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $323 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $96.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $59.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $56.7 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 51 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $226 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $57,316 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $3,700 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Parmer County, Texas, 2011:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 0**   $10,957,169
2 Disaster Payments
 256   $5,383,514
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $4,965,756
4 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $4,385,807
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 349   $3,634,386