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Alabama Summary Information

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  • $3.19 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.84 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $422 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $541 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $383 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Alabama ranking: 26 of 50 States
  • 70 percent of farms in Alabama did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 81 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.25 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $19,899 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $292 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Alabama, 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**
 15,884**   $1,333,398,312
2 Peanut Subsidies
 11,974**   $468,134,777
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 17,315   $393,672,852
4 Disaster Payments
 31,348   $382,655,157
5 Corn Subsidies**
 24,511**   $173,979,201
6 Livestock Subsidies
 25,552**   $111,722,221
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 19,104**   $103,850,607
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 8,267   $76,019,099
9 Soybean Subsidies**
 5,966**   $71,711,676
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 12,777**   $16,479,113