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Georgia Summary Information

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2012
  • $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, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 11,611   $261,656,367
2 Peanut Subsidies
 7,532   $118,319,849
3 Disaster Payments
 9,111   $88,108,566
4 Corn Subsidies**
 15,683   $28,011,875
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,069   $12,125,808
6 Livestock Subsidies
 5,214   $9,657,771
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 12,684   $7,814,070
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,082   $7,355,006
9 Soybean Subsidies**
 3,556   $1,763,692
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 6,621   $1,462,491