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Maryland Summary Information

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  • $1.09 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $592 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $197 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $232 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $66.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Maryland ranking: 36 of 50 States
  • 64 percent of farms in Maryland did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $604 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $28,947 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $871 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Maryland, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 7,280**   $422,752,795
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 5,525**   $181,146,866
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 4,963   $156,930,394
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 5,658**   $81,341,155
5 Disaster Payments
 4,237   $66,014,158
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,326**   $50,301,566
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 2,355   $36,273,082
8 Barley Subsidies**
 3,520**   $14,049,960
9 Livestock Subsidies
 2,160**   $5,199,170
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 1,291**   $3,872,445