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Berkeley County, West Virginia Summary Information

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  • $16.6 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $7.30 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.67 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.49 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.15 million in disaster subsidies.
  • West Virginia ranking: 43 of 50 States
  • 91 percent of farms in West Virginia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $8.62 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $14,370 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $482 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Berkeley County, West Virginia, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 244**   $4,804,683
2 Disaster Payments
 219   $2,150,958
3 Apple Subsidies
 37**   $1,332,310
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 32**   $962,537
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 50   $705,465