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Arkansas Summary Information

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  • $10.8 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.99 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $908 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $438 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $483 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Arkansas ranking: 9 of 50 States
  • 77 percent of farms in Arkansas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 81 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $8.01 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $65,464 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $789 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Arkansas, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Rice Subsidies**
 27,085**   $5,713,645,101
2 Cotton Subsidies**
 18,151**   $2,061,636,109
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 31,735**   $905,145,091
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 35,911**   $620,031,890
5 Disaster Payments
 40,145   $483,020,256
6 Conservation Reserve Program
 8,109   $220,429,051
7 Sorghum Subsidies**
 27,142**   $163,165,621
8 Corn Subsidies**
 10,099**   $153,513,158
9 Livestock Subsidies
 22,009**   $119,982,610
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 9,025   $88,749,433