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Ohio Summary Information

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  • $7.79 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $5.23 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.34 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $844 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $382 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Ohio ranking: 14 of 50 States
  • 50 percent of farms in Ohio did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.55 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $23,392 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $586 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Ohio, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 86,415**   $3,736,899,080
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 66,498**   $1,737,967,931
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 34,701   $675,339,569
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 67,892**   $629,678,826
5 Disaster Payments
 36,189   $381,758,247
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 6,556**   $194,303,194
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 7,066   $70,979,202
8 Livestock Subsidies
 20,205**   $32,279,982
9 Tobacco Subsidies
 9,823**   $18,169,038
10 Oat Subsidies**
 23,975**   $3,229,032