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Farm subsidy cuts not severe for Routt County

Farmers still would be affected by not receiving farm subsidies

Hayden cattle and wheat farmer Kurt Frentress works on a tractor in his shop Saturday. Frentress says losing farm subsidies would hurt his business.

By the numbers

USDA farm subsidies (1995 to 2009)

By state

1. Texas: $23.08 billion

2. Iowa: $20.98 billion

3. Illinois: $17.58 billion

4. Minnesota: $14.38 billion

5. Nebraska: $13.99 billion

21. Colorado: $4.50 billion

By Colorado county

1. Kit Carson County: $481.39 million

2. Yuma County: $448.40 million

3. Weld County: $380.33 million

4. Washington County: $325.55 million

5. Baca County: $321.30 million

33. Routt County: $19.14 million

Source: Environmental Working Group’s Farm Subsidy Database