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Rusk County, Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $34.4 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $23.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $6.98 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.04 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.38 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 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $17.3 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $10,493 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $369 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 696**   $16,636,436
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 531**   $10,057,418
3 Disaster Payments
 436   $3,380,304
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 124**   $1,541,531
5 Livestock Subsidies
 364**   $755,704