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Florida Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
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, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Disaster Payments
 1,209   $24,569,585
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,063   $16,739,650
3 Peanut Subsidies
 1,038   $15,535,340
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,274   $13,992,181
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,515   $3,435,870
6 Tree Subsidies
 84   $1,955,928
7 Corn Subsidies**
 2,223   $1,640,332
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 112   $507,678
9 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,375   $438,376
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 5   $314,604
** Crop totals are an estimate. In the data received by EWG for 2009-2011, USDA does not differentiate Direct Payments or Counter-Cyclical Payments by crop as in previous years. EWG allocated the region's Direct Payments by crop for the 2009-2011 calendar year using the proportion of that crop's Direct Payments in 2008. Number of recipients receiving Direct Payments for that crop were not estimated. Due to the way Counter Cyclical Payments are made - EWG was not able to allocate Counter Cyclical Payments to crops. Also included in the crop totals are the crop insurance premiums as reported by the USDA Risk Management Agency for that crop. The crop insurance premium is the amount of money that is calculated by USDA to make the program actuarially sound. Crop insurance premium subsidies are available at the county, state and national level.