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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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 90,382**   $2,853,435,399
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 50,021   $1,879,654,744
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 76,197**   $1,769,720,459
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 87,296**   $900,751,829
5 Cotton Subsidies**
 7,461**   $632,021,448
6 Disaster Payments
 78,269   $548,823,016
7 Rice Subsidies**
 3,443**   $528,987,245
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 55,189**   $369,804,880
9 Livestock Subsidies
 55,794**   $148,727,443
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 4,720**   $98,539,353