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  • $27.3 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $15.6 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $5.08 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $3.04 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $3.58 billion in disaster subsidies.
  • Texas ranking: 1 of 50 States
  • 81 percent of farms in Texas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 78 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $17.3 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $42,205 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $671 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Texas, 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**
 102,530**   $10,830,751,009
2 Disaster Payments
 159,886   $3,578,325,830
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 44,484   $2,545,582,539
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 100,148**   $2,453,777,130
5 Sorghum Subsidies**
 119,115**   $1,910,202,135
6 Corn Subsidies**
 61,930**   $1,875,788,609
7 Rice Subsidies**
 5,985**   $1,637,068,650
8 Livestock Subsidies
 91,835**   $709,989,939
9 Peanut Subsidies
 12,260**   $701,887,933
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 31,053   $389,350,110