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Alabama Summary Information

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2012
  • $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, 2006:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 8,772   $130,419,270
2 Peanut Subsidies
 2,785   $38,101,646
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 7,578   $22,383,230
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 2,078   $10,973,977
5 Corn Subsidies**
 11,510   $10,125,542
6 Disaster Payments
 1,480   $5,602,700
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 8,302   $3,324,034
8 Soybean Subsidies**
 3,068   $2,042,958
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 5,704   $965,835
10 Tree Subsidies
 152   $899,872