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Tom Green County, Texas Summary Information

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  • $238 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $129 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $60.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $6.15 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $42.3 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 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $127 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $43,109 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,024 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Tom Green County, Texas, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,182**   $138,304,829
2 Disaster Payments
 1,352   $42,299,942
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,079**   $16,520,280
4 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,116**   $16,442,260
5 Livestock Subsidies
 512**   $4,861,773