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Hawaii Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
  • $86.3 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.91 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $15.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $33.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $35.5 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Hawaii ranking: 47 of 50 States
  • 97 percent of farms in Hawaii did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $50.9 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,486 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $487 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Hawaii, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 246   $3,070,801
2 Wetlands Reserve Program
 3   $234,057
3 Disaster Payments
 11   $49,403
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 3   $8,555