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North Carolina Summary Information

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  • $5.47 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $3.53 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.07 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $301 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $576 million in disaster subsidies.
  • North Carolina ranking: 20 of 50 States
  • 74 percent of farms in North Carolina did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 91 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.02 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $16,912 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $80 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in North Carolina, 2008:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Tobacco Subsidies
 10,768   $94,514,769
2 Disaster Payments
 10,993   $82,862,857
3 Cotton Subsidies**
 6,900   $76,609,296
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 11,635   $43,671,859
5 Corn Subsidies**
 14,350   $36,800,001
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,259   $15,975,361
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 11,890   $15,738,960
8 Peanut Subsidies
 2,125   $15,641,434
9 Conservation Reserve Program
 5,942   $9,798,464
10 Livestock Subsidies
 6,627   $6,151,377