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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, 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**
 82,614**   $1,337,799,268
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 20,729   $569,037,276
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 29,277**   $449,148,035
4 Tobacco Subsidies
 145,300**   $423,481,387
5 Disaster Payments
 61,864   $282,704,264
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 38,934**   $265,290,452
7 Livestock Subsidies
 49,593**   $95,284,350
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 4,209**   $78,974,380
9 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 6,328   $63,886,247
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 91   $31,857,019