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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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 24,703**   $4,577,720,365
2 Rice Subsidies**
 3,190**   $1,008,835,466
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 30,261   $735,976,566
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 13,416**   $530,131,497
5 Disaster Payments
 26,387   $377,204,169
6 Corn Subsidies**
 19,056**   $277,122,427
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 18,205**   $202,738,351
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 12,955   $104,525,754
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 15,246**   $63,352,240
10 Livestock Subsidies
 17,536**   $60,847,189