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Iowa Summary Information

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  • $24.9 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $16.4 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.00 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.86 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $646 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Iowa ranking: 2 of 50 States
  • 19 percent of farms in Iowa did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 59 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $12.3 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $34,475 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,565 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Iowa, 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**
 173,557**   $15,314,189,382
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 128,327**   $4,149,630,124
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 104,006   $3,543,610,103
4 Disaster Payments
 63,737   $645,845,873
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 6,771**   $174,158,731
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 11,165   $126,629,110
7 Livestock Subsidies
 35,893**   $95,386,529
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 558   $46,910,335
9 Wheat Subsidies**
 19,136**   $28,528,788
10 Oat Subsidies**
 79,549**   $16,207,985