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Spokane County, Washington Summary Information

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  • $164 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $107 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $10.8 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $36.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $9.68 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 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $109 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $21,991 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $528 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Spokane County, Washington, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,093   $3,182,753
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 404   $2,003,016
3 Barley Subsidies**
 1,015   $834,136
4 Dry Pea Subsidies
 85   $218,342
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 12   $115,441