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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, 2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2012
Subsidy Total
2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 13,526   $46,046,928
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $43,839,693
3 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $22,356,954
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 0**   $16,584,178
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 0**   $7,612,718
6 Disaster Payments
 1,162   $6,879,329
7 Livestock Subsidies
 958**   $4,581,485
8 Rice Subsidies**
 0**   $2,468,209
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 0**   $1,386,347
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 113**   $1,081,803