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Arizona Summary Information

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2008
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  • $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, 2008:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,052   $63,336,005
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 526   $18,413,148
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 658   $4,839,269
4 Disaster Payments
 1,181   $2,376,365
5 Livestock Subsidies
 1,088   $1,170,386
6 Corn Subsidies**
 335   $1,075,682
7 Barley Subsidies**
 502   $496,662
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 396   $250,221
9 Wool Subsidies
 946   $94,952
10 Peanut Subsidies
 4   $57,301