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Arizona Summary Information

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2004
2005
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2007
2008
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2010
2011
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, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,104   $70,605,142
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 518   $15,625,077
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 700   $4,030,472
4 Corn Subsidies**
 350   $1,188,214
5 Disaster Payments
 226   $961,260
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 60   $474,558
7 Barley Subsidies**
 520   $466,202
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 413   $221,852
9 Wool Subsidies
 1,023   $141,746
10 Peanut Subsidies
 4   $49,833