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Iowa Summary Information

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2012
  • $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, 2010:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Corn Subsidies**
 16**   $559,657,028
2 Disaster Payments
 15,966   $273,461,374
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 54,294   $215,649,687
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 15**   $183,832,872
5 Wetlands Reserve Program
 166   $17,321,655
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 459   $4,962,496
7 Dairy Program Subsidies
 2,107**   $2,290,308
8 Livestock Subsidies
 259**   $2,130,806
9 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $963,723
10 Wool Subsidies
 848**   $214,667