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Arizona Summary Information

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2004
2005
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2007
2008
2009
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, 2009:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 916**   $85,746,338
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 358   $13,549,965
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 89**   $7,150,223
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 37**   $5,228,934
5 Corn Subsidies**
 24**   $1,031,440
6 Barley Subsidies**
 29**   $616,436
7 Sorghum Subsidies**
 21**   $203,317
8 Wool Subsidies
 933**   $158,158
9 Disaster Payments
 11   $73,536
10 Livestock Subsidies
 8**   $47,052