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Connecticut Summary Information

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2008
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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, 2008:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 125   $4,638,177
2 Disaster Payments
 131   $3,160,917
3 Corn Subsidies**
 257   $814,672
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 8   $108,173
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 12   $13,080
6 Soybean Subsidies**
 0   $371
7 Sorghum Subsidies**
 6   $318
8 Wheat Subsidies**
 5   $88
9 Oat Subsidies**
 4   $39