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Kentucky Summary Information

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  • $3.79 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.17 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $595 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $736 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $283 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Kentucky ranking: 24 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Kentucky did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 82 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.60 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $8,674 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $111 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Kentucky, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Corn Subsidies**
 47,760   $154,551,544
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 8,960   $30,402,295
3 Disaster Payments
 4,425   $17,369,276
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 16,569   $17,161,481
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 20,025   $9,767,876
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,291   $7,411,661
7 Wetlands Reserve Program
 19   $7,356,475
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 4,103   $1,789,417
9 Livestock Subsidies
 1,212   $1,324,064
10 Barley Subsidies**
 1,301   $382,740