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17th District Of Texas (Rep. Bill Flores) Summary Information

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  • $443 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $313 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $9.60 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $120 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Texas ranking: 1 of 50 States
  • 81 percent of farms in Texas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 83 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $366 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $23,660 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $306 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 17th District of Texas (Rep. Bill Flores), 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,056**   $161,735,708
2 Disaster Payments
 7,836   $120,007,994
3 Corn Subsidies**
 3,329**   $59,654,944
4 Livestock Subsidies
 6,743**   $54,648,175
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 3,711**   $47,715,357