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Rhode Island Summary Information

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2004
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2007
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2011
2012
  • $18.8 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.22 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $862000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $11.8 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.97 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Rhode Island ranking: 50 of 50 States
  • 92 percent of farms in Rhode Island did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $11.7 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,671 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $401 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Rhode Island, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 82   $1,196,319
2 Disaster Payments
 11   $281,718
3 Corn Subsidies**
 32   $36,390
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 13   $6,666
5 Wool Subsidies
 14   $319
6 Sorghum Subsidies**
 4   $49
7 Oat Subsidies**
 3   $3