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Kansas Summary Information

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  • $16.4 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $9.38 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.45 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.37 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.14 billion in disaster subsidies.
  • Kansas ranking: 6 of 50 States
  • 32 percent of farms in Kansas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 70 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $9.00 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $28,163 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $726 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Kansas, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 160,230**   $5,766,895,755
2 Corn Subsidies**
 72,805**   $3,125,754,672
3 Sorghum Subsidies**
 149,525**   $2,394,292,821
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 69,111   $2,168,262,889
5 Disaster Payments
 92,989   $1,144,825,903
6 Soybean Subsidies**
 69,118**   $1,011,848,432
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 11,033   $133,123,386
8 Livestock Subsidies
 33,722**   $105,107,936
9 Sunflower Subsidies**
 12,586**   $70,570,475
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,510**   $44,176,130