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Mississippi Summary Information

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2004
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2012
  • $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, 2009:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 8,361**   $219,340,476
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 14,227   $47,807,483
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 79**   $45,912,007
4 Rice Subsidies**
 18**   $35,527,367
5 Corn Subsidies**
 147**   $20,689,224
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 2,126   $10,496,559
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 122**   $8,453,435
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 150**   $2,982,484
9 Disaster Payments
 102   $1,897,060
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 86**   $1,750,812