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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.

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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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Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance Badly In Need of Reform

The 2013 Farm Subsidy Database demonstrates that unlimited crop insurance subsidies are badly in need of reform.

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Crop Insurance

The Case for Crop Insurance Reform

Unlimited crop insurance subsidies now cost the taxpayer $9 billion a year and overwhelmingly flow to the largest and most successful farm businesses. Unlike other farm subsidies, crop insurance subsidies are not subject to means testing or payment limits and farmers are not required to adopt basic environmental protections in exchange for premium support from the taxpayer. While some farms annually collect more than $1 million in crop insurance premium support, the bottom 80% of policyholders annually collect about $5,000.

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