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Delaware Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
2004
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2008
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2012
  • $325 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $185 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $66.0 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $51.0 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $23.2 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Delaware ranking: 39 of 50 States
  • 63 percent of farms in Delaware did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $188 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $36,709 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $841 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Delaware, 2008:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Corn Subsidies**
 922   $6,960,548
2 Disaster Payments
 476   $6,305,920
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 329   $6,017,830
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 944   $4,784,571
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 709   $1,064,086
6 Conservation Reserve Program
 342   $863,321
7 Barley Subsidies**
 411   $225,946
8 Livestock Subsidies
 25   $41,080
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 165   $30,654
10 Sunflower Subsidies**
 35   $419