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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, 2011:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 7**   $141,937,786
2 Peanut Subsidies
 3**   $37,571,804
3 Disaster Payments
 4,546   $22,346,801
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,496   $20,731,380
5 Corn Subsidies**
 4**   $13,782,708
6 Tobacco Subsidies
 766**   $11,689,204
7 Livestock Subsidies
 1,887**   $10,484,049
8 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $9,034,100
9 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $3,192,034
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $787,066