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Indiana Summary Information

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2004
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2007
2008
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2011
2012
  • $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, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 51,307   $282,076,152
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 46,331   $91,297,739
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 20,645   $41,811,498
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 28,945   $14,335,745
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,326   $7,967,203
6 Disaster Payments
 616   $1,692,083
7 Wetlands Reserve Program
 105   $1,670,229
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,022   $1,201,195
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 989   $256,770
10 Livestock Subsidies
 60   $17,215