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Vermont Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
  • $288 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $177 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $13.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $48.6 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $49.6 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Vermont ranking: 40 of 50 States
  • 81 percent of farms in Vermont did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $184 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,811 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $533 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Vermont, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 199   $3,854,550
2 Corn Subsidies**
 1,055   $2,496,445
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,163   $881,531
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 199   $644,119
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 53   $18,059
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 44   $10,679
7 Barley Subsidies**
 97   $5,750
8 Wool Subsidies
 24   $2,746
9 Sorghum Subsidies**
 8   $1,272
10 Oat Subsidies**
 147   $1,017