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Lincoln County, Washington Summary Information

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  • $488 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $311 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $31.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $115 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $30.2 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 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $288 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $44,854 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,649 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Lincoln County, Washington, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 3,493**   $251,339,240
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 2,098   $112,758,245
3 Barley Subsidies**
 3,415**   $47,808,030
4 Disaster Payments
 1,493   $30,233,711
5 Livestock Subsidies
 248**   $1,288,062