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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, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 21,455**   $2,840,934,447
2 Peanut Subsidies
 30,346**   $1,446,099,587
3 Disaster Payments
 29,138   $755,867,977
4 Corn Subsidies**
 31,977**   $346,373,069
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 21,188   $327,382,898
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 28,182**   $246,994,538
7 Livestock Subsidies
 19,853**   $130,198,019
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 6,891   $85,186,359
9 Tobacco Subsidies
 6,951**   $81,631,924
10 Soybean Subsidies**
 6,755**   $59,881,677