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Connecticut Summary Information

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  • $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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 766   $34,985,595
2 Corn Subsidies**
 634**   $25,789,401
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 393   $19,688,565
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 453**   $18,148,953
5 Livestock Subsidies
 358**   $1,217,517
6 Apple Subsidies
 53**   $724,512
7 Conservation Reserve Program
 22   $280,812
8 Tree Subsidies
 12**   $58,321
9 Wool Subsidies
 136**   $49,013
10 Sheep Meat Subsidies
 51**   $41,023