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Louisiana Summary Information

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  • $5.58 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $4.26 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $632 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $392 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $292 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Louisiana ranking: 19 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Louisiana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 83 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.09 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $37,564 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $401 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Louisiana, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Rice Subsidies**
 23,222**   $1,996,710,467
2 Cotton Subsidies**
 17,797**   $1,839,417,354
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 20,810**   $306,534,901
4 Disaster Payments
 23,859   $291,724,933
5 Corn Subsidies**
 16,074**   $285,858,100
6 Conservation Reserve Program
 7,083   $247,491,407
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 19,318**   $128,455,230
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 16,884**   $92,720,053
9 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 7,688   $84,276,600
10 Livestock Subsidies
 12,868**   $75,930,440