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Ashland County, Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $5.07 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.94 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $494000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $667000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $961000 in disaster subsidies.
  • Wisconsin ranking: 15 of 50 States
  • 40 percent of farms in Wisconsin did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $3.12 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $12,984 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $323 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Ashland County, Wisconsin, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Dairy Program Subsidies
 62**   $2,085,849
2 Corn Subsidies**
 54**   $1,106,079
3 Disaster Payments
 102   $960,629
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 19   $368,976
5 Livestock Subsidies
 67**   $161,550