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Georgia Summary Information

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  • $6.63 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $4.35 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.03 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $490 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $756 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Georgia ranking: 16 of 50 States
  • 70 percent of farms in Georgia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 82 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.59 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $35,313 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $473 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Georgia, 2004:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 11,577   $195,633,282
2 Peanut Subsidies
 7,284   $82,978,517
3 Corn Subsidies**
 14,864   $15,733,518
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 5,967   $12,444,745
5 Disaster Payments
 1,907   $10,998,954
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 13,095   $8,433,706
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 822   $5,293,717
8 Soybean Subsidies**
 3,450   $2,775,844
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 321   $1,920,199
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 6,116   $881,145