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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, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 10,953   $170,684,203
2 Corn Subsidies**
 26,224   $68,261,487
3 Disaster Payments
 2,172   $18,281,572
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,284   $16,878,282
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 14,359   $13,071,287
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 16,450   $8,552,293
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,091   $6,662,370
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 12   $4,042,097
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 8,243   $2,443,266
10 Rice Subsidies**
 34   $265,203