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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, 2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2012
Subsidy Total
2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $208,192,759
2 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $136,840,701
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 28,672   $105,783,407
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $80,611,658
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $57,092,826
6 Disaster Payments
 1,987   $18,872,521
7 Dairy Program Subsidies
 325**   $3,146,123
8 Sunflower Subsidies**
 0**   $1,977,147
9 Livestock Subsidies
 337**   $1,926,080
10 Cotton Subsidies**
 0**   $1,678,005