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Columbia County, Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $191 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $136 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $34.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $14.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $7.77 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 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $102 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,896 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $806 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,822**   $127,098,430
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,078**   $17,876,963
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 542**   $14,401,189
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 808   $12,253,681
5 Disaster Payments
 615   $7,766,628