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Colorado Summary Information

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  • $5.43 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.23 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.01 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.54 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $645 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Colorado ranking: 21 of 50 States
  • 69 percent of farms in Colorado did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 69 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $3.05 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $36,432 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $950 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Colorado, 2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2012
Subsidy Total
2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 7,059   $71,107,488
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $57,300,389
3 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $44,946,790
4 Disaster Payments
 1,384   $18,630,041
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $6,353,367
6 Sunflower Subsidies**
 0**   $3,007,185
7 Livestock Subsidies
 192**   $2,681,691
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 107**   $2,401,686
9 Barley Subsidies**
 0**   $1,603,629
10 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $287,043