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  • $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, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Dairy Program Subsidies
 3,662**   $117,567,252
2 Corn Subsidies**
 2,487**   $63,725,778
3 Disaster Payments
 2,902   $49,634,640
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,064   $27,446,375
5 Livestock Subsidies
 2,527**   $10,262,504
6 Conservation Reserve Program
 374   $6,944,891
7 Apple Subsidies
 51**   $1,235,644
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 18   $640,769
9 Soybean Subsidies**
 104**   $535,999
10 Wool Subsidies
 309**   $199,588