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Chelan County, Washington Summary Information

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  • $40.1 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $15.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $18.6 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.07 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $5.46 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Washington ranking: 23 of 50 States
  • 82 percent of farms in Washington did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 43 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $9.19 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $7,043 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $751 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Chelan County, Washington, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 54   $695,294
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 7   $60,759
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 10   $8,900
4 Barley Subsidies**
 4   $1,008