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Tennessee Summary Information

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  • $3.67 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.42 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $553 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $417 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $281 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Tennessee ranking: 25 of 50 States
  • 78 percent of farms in Tennessee did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 87 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.70 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,901 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $99 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Tennessee, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 20,168**   $1,420,299,596
2 Corn Subsidies**
 46,769**   $582,325,013
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 25,770**   $361,481,205
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 16,519   $290,201,285
5 Disaster Payments
 48,046   $280,739,511
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 32,725**   $236,585,485
7 Tobacco Subsidies
 75,847**   $112,007,254
8 Livestock Subsidies
 38,549**   $91,087,208
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 2,056**   $65,403,324
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 6,809   $64,894,272