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Arizona Summary Information

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2004
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2012
  • $1.57 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.25 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $119 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $103 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $94.3 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Arizona ranking: 34 of 50 States
  • 93 percent of farms in Arizona did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 90 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.30 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $59,346 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $202 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Arizona, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,339   $105,815,037
2 Disaster Payments
 1,966   $11,915,428
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 254   $5,619,853
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,018   $5,559,013
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 128   $4,925,610
6 Livestock Subsidies
 1,460   $3,050,869
7 Corn Subsidies**
 514   $1,652,960
8 Barley Subsidies**
 729   $722,598
9 Apple Subsidies
 17   $271,523
10 Wool Subsidies
 1,219   $259,616