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Maine Summary Information

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  • $253 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $68.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $62.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $85.9 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $36.6 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Maine ranking: 41 of 50 States
  • 82 percent of farms in Maine did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $138 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $10,437 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $246 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Maine, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,924   $49,522,765
2 Disaster Payments
 2,236   $36,605,345
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 971**   $29,484,500
4 Corn Subsidies**
 1,306**   $25,447,817
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,420   $23,803,117
6 Barley Subsidies**
 707**   $4,277,844
7 Oat Subsidies**
 1,163**   $3,533,001
8 Livestock Subsidies
 1,284**   $1,952,134
9 Apple Subsidies
 79**   $1,258,857
10 Potato Subsidies
 143**   $535,858