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Indiana Summary Information

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  • $10.3 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $7.35 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.88 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $814 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $276 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Indiana ranking: 11 of 50 States
  • 41 percent of farms in Indiana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 74 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.23 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $28,051 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $562 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Indiana, 2003:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Corn Subsidies**
 63,336   $261,642,087
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 57,226   $121,819,443
3 Disaster Payments
 9,272   $41,359,234
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 17,544   $39,658,794
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,501   $15,874,340
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 39,905   $14,285,597
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 378   $2,490,578
8 Livestock Subsidies
 1,491   $1,233,920
9 Tobacco Subsidies
 6,392   $444,360
10 Apple Subsidies
 53   $344,219