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Portage County, Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $79.3 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $54.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $17.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.87 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $4.58 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 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $39.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,109 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $600 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Portage County, Wisconsin, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Corn Subsidies**
 655   $2,391,507
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 206   $425,584
3 Disaster Payments
 11   $156,140
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 183   $149,360
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 76   $103,553