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Pennsylvania Summary Information

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  • $2.03 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.15 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $344 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $391 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $147 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Pennsylvania ranking: 29 of 50 States
  • 72 percent of farms in Pennsylvania did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 59 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $988 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $14,959 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $735 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Pennsylvania, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 22,221**   $750,727,345
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 14,010**   $446,684,712
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 11,443   $290,068,190
4 Disaster Payments
 16,688   $147,354,340
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 7,590**   $123,077,234
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,294   $64,476,592
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 11,166**   $49,946,186
8 Livestock Subsidies
 12,812**   $28,952,145
9 Apple Subsidies
 385**   $12,753,380
10 Barley Subsidies**
 7,328**   $8,963,609