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Florida Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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2012
  • $2.77 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $482 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.09 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $211 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $982 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Florida ranking: 28 of 50 States
  • 90 percent of farms in Florida did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.19 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $22,662 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $563 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Florida, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 7,334   $329,003,850
2 Peanut Subsidies
 1,303   $19,733,550
3 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,282   $18,217,311
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 167   $6,774,206
5 Livestock Subsidies
 1,344   $5,367,755
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 564   $5,332,143
7 Corn Subsidies**
 3,034   $3,881,878
8 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,517   $2,658,979
9 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,522   $499,273
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 6   $411,288