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Yakima County, Washington Summary Information

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  • $266 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $99.5 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $80.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $45.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $38.4 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 57 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $106 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $23,942 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,265 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Yakima County, Washington, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 394   $7,921,081
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 84   $2,166,986
3 Corn Subsidies**
 255   $1,963,072
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 259   $854,203
5 Barley Subsidies**
 164   $90,721