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Mississippi Summary Information

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  • $8.16 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $6.08 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $766 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $933 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $377 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Mississippi ranking: 13 of 50 States
  • 59 percent of farms in Mississippi did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 85 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.29 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $50,126 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $496 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Mississippi, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 13,155   $310,902,101
2 Rice Subsidies**
 1,540   $112,691,561
3 Disaster Payments
 11,218   $48,291,520
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 13,452   $43,955,889
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 7,287   $19,879,209
6 Livestock Subsidies
 9,375   $12,442,072
7 Corn Subsidies**
 9,632   $9,588,641
8 Wheat Subsidies**
 9,483   $6,064,180
9 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 995   $4,743,513
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 308   $4,296,190