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New Jersey Summary Information

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  • $234 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $94.4 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $53.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $34.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $50.6 million in disaster subsidies.
  • New Jersey ranking: 42 of 50 States
  • 92 percent of farms in New Jersey did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $113 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $22,638 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $847 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in New Jersey, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,290**   $64,104,525
2 Disaster Payments
 1,633   $50,625,133
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 878**   $28,688,771
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 696   $21,131,284
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,024**   $11,581,353
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 325**   $10,645,717
7 Conservation Reserve Program
 313   $5,491,016
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 16   $2,496,460
9 Barley Subsidies**
 531**   $1,204,742
10 Livestock Subsidies
 553**   $1,022,168