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Rhode Island NRCS Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $7.22 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $ in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $7.22 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $ 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 57 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $4.13 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $14,500 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $857 average per year between 1995 and 2012.