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Bedford County, Virginia Summary Information

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  • $13.5 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $4.95 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.64 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $4.11 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.77 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Virginia ranking: 31 of 50 States
  • 79 percent of farms in Virginia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $8.40 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $5,833 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $153 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Bedford County, Virginia, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 323**   $3,181,767
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 121   $2,941,015
3 Disaster Payments
 629   $2,769,762
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 47**   $1,847,536
5 Livestock Subsidies
 614**   $1,465,568