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Arizona Summary Information

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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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,821**   $1,113,676,909
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,150**   $119,303,739
3 Disaster Payments
 6,760   $94,326,218
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,938   $91,831,983
5 Corn Subsidies**
 1,130**   $38,822,581
6 Livestock Subsidies
 5,807**   $35,707,361
7 Dairy Program Subsidies
 232**   $27,447,863
8 Barley Subsidies**
 1,578**   $12,582,392
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,356**   $6,350,497
10 Wool Subsidies
 5,934**   $2,870,779