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Massachusetts Summary Information

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  • $146 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $38.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $28.5 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $28.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $50.5 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Massachusetts ranking: 44 of 50 States
  • 92 percent of farms in Massachusetts did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $78.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $12,148 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $377 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Massachusetts, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 1,767   $50,527,168
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 593**   $18,066,388
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 957   $17,441,960
4 Corn Subsidies**
 870**   $17,008,175
5 Livestock Subsidies
 697**   $2,460,841
6 Apple Subsidies
 128**   $1,908,004
7 Wetlands Reserve Program
 9   $1,141,854
8 Tree Subsidies
 40**   $139,014
9 Conservation Reserve Program
 21   $123,621
10 Wool Subsidies
 237**   $105,519