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Missouri Summary Information

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  • $10.2 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $5.66 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.74 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.20 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $549 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Missouri ranking: 12 of 50 States
  • 58 percent of farms in Missouri did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.03 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $22,964 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $545 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Missouri, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Corn Subsidies**
 52,121   $114,084,736
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 21,606   $106,340,854
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 48,379   $94,303,095
4 Rice Subsidies**
 2,056   $70,048,698
5 Cotton Subsidies**
 4,162   $52,551,017
6 Disaster Payments
 14,102   $46,312,836
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 52,889   $39,335,479
8 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,896   $18,313,449
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 31,680   $13,640,489
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 550   $4,010,599