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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, 2006:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Corn Subsidies**
 49,817   $193,305,493
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 23,590   $110,435,471
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 42,897   $72,418,149
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 3,878   $52,037,605
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 44,616   $36,705,928
6 Rice Subsidies**
 2,045   $27,093,421
7 Sorghum Subsidies**
 27,964   $23,375,771
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,936   $12,647,067
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,585   $7,964,318
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 100   $7,445,279