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  • $640 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $232 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $24.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $254 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $129 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Utah ranking: 38 of 50 States
  • 82 percent of farms in Utah did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $411 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $18,546 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $568 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Utah, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 6,932   $129,208,347
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,774   $114,648,718
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,810   $109,729,785
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 3,940**   $102,619,630
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 870**   $47,770,786
6 Livestock Subsidies
 5,693**   $45,590,159
7 Corn Subsidies**
 2,676**   $33,082,759
8 Barley Subsidies**
 4,253**   $31,365,476
9 Wool Subsidies
 2,205**   $14,730,685
10 Sheep Meat Subsidies
 773**   $6,046,811