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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, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 8,400   $108,161,234
2 Peanut Subsidies
 4,608   $61,347,206
3 Disaster Payments
 3,770   $27,991,015
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 7,280   $22,592,127
5 Corn Subsidies**
 12,170   $5,415,918
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 591   $3,300,047
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 10,146   $3,118,936
8 Soybean Subsidies**
 3,182   $2,545,420
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 126   $2,082,084
10 Livestock Subsidies
 1,149   $839,312