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2013 Farm Subsidy Database

The database tracks $256 billion in farm subsidies from commodity, crop insurance, and disaster programs and $39 billion in conservation payments paid between 1995 and 2012.

EWG Farm Subsidy Database Map WA OR CA ID NV MT WY UT AZ AK HI CO NM TX ND SD NE KS OK MN IA MO AR LA WI MI MI IL IN OH KY TN MS AL FL GA WV VA MD DE NJ PA NY NC SC VT NH ME MA CT RI NH VT MA RI CT NJ DE MD DC
Farm Programs
 
$256 billion
 
Farm, disaster and crop insurance subsidies since 1995
Crop Insurance Statistics
 
$15.8 billion
 
Crop insurance cost to US taxpayers in 2012.
Crop Insurance Statistics
 
$90 billion
 
Cost of crop insurance over the next ten years.
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Direct Payments

Good Riddance Direct Payments

This year the farm subsidy lobby appears ready to finally end the direct payment program-ten years later than when the program's 2002 expiration date. We say "good riddance."

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Crop Insurance

26 Farm Businesses with Over $1 Million in Insurance Subsidies

New data assembled by EWG from over a million government records never before made public and obtained by the Environmental Working Group through the Freedom of Information Act has found that in 2011 more than 10,000 individual farming operations have received federal crop insurance premium subsidies ranging from $100,000 to more than $1 million apiece. Some 26 farming operations received subsidies of $1 million or more last year.

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Crop Insurance

Cost of Crop Insurance Out of Control

The cost of the crop insurance programs has exploded from $2 billion a year in 2002 to $9 billion a year in 2011. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the program will cost taxpayers $90 billion over the next ten years. That is far more than the $66 estimates traditional farm subsidies would spend, let alone the $64 billion for chronically underfunded conservation programs.

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