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The United States Summary Information

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2004
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2011
2012
  • $292.5 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $177.6 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $53.6 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $38.9 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $22.5 billion in disaster subsidies.
  • 62 percent of farms in United States did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 75 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $178.5 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $32,043 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $604 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in the United States, 2011:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Corn Subsidies**
 51**   $4,633,991,852
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 33**   $2,083,443,764
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 397**   $2,039,556,843
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 440,864   $1,883,440,760
5 Cotton Subsidies**
 43**   $1,311,673,254
6 Disaster Payments
 143,662   $1,215,287,760
7 Rice Subsidies**
 8**   $388,872,350
8 Livestock Subsidies
 42,742**   $303,485,839
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 25**   $290,247,205
10 Tobacco Subsidies
 58,375**   $191,276,111
11 Barley Subsidies**
 8**   $105,634,380
12 Peanut Subsidies
 6**   $87,539,265
13 Sunflower Subsidies**
 5**   $76,598,330
14 Canola Subsidies**
 0**   $43,391,095
15 Tree Subsidies
 315**   $9,381,095
16 Oat Subsidies**
 7**   $5,986,797
17 Flax Subsidies**
 0**   $3,100,872
18 Wool Subsidies
 3,669**   $1,706,941
19 Safflower Subsidies**
 0**   $1,644,804
20 Dairy Program Subsidies
 393**   $1,004,400