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Connecticut Summary Information

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2012
  • $141 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $43.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $36.8 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $26.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $35.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Connecticut ranking: 45 of 50 States
  • 93 percent of farms in Connecticut did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $65.0 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $23,180 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $885 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Connecticut, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Dairy Program Subsidies
 202   $2,756,326
2 Disaster Payments
 353   $2,324,052
3 Corn Subsidies**
 330   $1,138,861
4 Livestock Subsidies
 286   $891,684
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 37   $771,874
6 Apple Subsidies
 38   $253,009
7 Conservation Reserve Program
 20   $23,570
8 Sheep Meat Subsidies
 13   $7,470
9 Wool Subsidies
 16   $1,618
10 Wheat Subsidies**
 8   $497