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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, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 10,707   $129,005,015
2 Corn Subsidies**
 25,017   $37,231,067
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,396   $17,039,619
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 13,689   $12,965,084
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,475   $9,638,381
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 15,838   $8,542,071
7 Dairy Program Subsidies
 670   $4,869,653
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 10   $3,598,742
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 7,999   $1,961,406
10 Rice Subsidies**
 32   $213,207