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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, 2010:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 20**   $29,920,362
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 17**   $27,427,267
3 Corn Subsidies**
 26**   $25,202,354
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 5,232   $14,923,179
5 Tobacco Subsidies
 7,301**   $11,462,048
6 Disaster Payments
 2,060   $11,123,521
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 20**   $10,623,319
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 249   $4,982,679
9 Livestock Subsidies
 526**   $1,526,243
10 Sorghum Subsidies**
 7**   $1,137,951