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  • $1.92 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $803 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $218 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $727 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $173 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Oregon ranking: 32 of 50 States
  • 87 percent of farms in Oregon did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 73 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.24 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $30,840 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $653 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Oregon, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 12,094**   $689,452,049
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 5,211   $488,078,773
3 Disaster Payments
 9,018   $173,470,785
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,578   $101,801,073
5 Barley Subsidies**
 9,211**   $59,774,784
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 827**   $52,039,135
7 Corn Subsidies**
 2,420**   $32,251,015
8 Livestock Subsidies
 4,833**   $28,180,369
9 Wetlands Reserve Program
 98   $6,779,884
10 Wool Subsidies
 2,396**   $6,343,627