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Illinois Summary Information

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  • $20.7 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $14.8 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.56 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.99 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $358 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Illinois ranking: 3 of 50 States
  • 26 percent of farms in Illinois did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $11.6 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $29,384 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $837 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Illinois, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 213,027**   $12,749,088,210
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 174,788**   $3,910,164,611
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 84,755   $1,829,598,401
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 111,163**   $717,385,279
5 Disaster Payments
 55,551   $358,458,154
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 3,315**   $96,523,330
7 Sorghum Subsidies**
 27,500**   $85,450,250
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 7,943   $68,393,217
9 Livestock Subsidies
 22,266**   $36,680,177
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 192   $31,809,810