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Whitman County, Washington Summary Information

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  • $724 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $444 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $52.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $187 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $39.6 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $408 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $54,269 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,115 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Whitman County, Washington, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,481   $18,221,668
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,088   $10,833,217
3 Barley Subsidies**
 2,374   $2,817,707
4 Dry Pea Subsidies
 515   $2,147,419
5 Disaster Payments
 366   $960,713