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Burnett County, Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $24.2 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $15.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $5.99 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $476000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.52 million 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 74 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $13.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,370 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $236 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Burnett County, Wisconsin, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 229   $645,069
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 88   $89,344
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 77   $56,043
4 Disaster Payments
 14   $50,829
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 33   $14,193