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Virginia Summary Information

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  • $1.92 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.11 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $342 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $214 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $257 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Virginia ranking: 31 of 50 States
  • 79 percent of farms in Virginia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 84 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.33 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $12,875 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $139 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Virginia, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 22,426**   $414,080,796
2 Disaster Payments
 21,422   $256,757,680
3 Peanut Subsidies
 9,221**   $212,133,594
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,025**   $181,081,373
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 5,779**   $178,182,985
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 14,637**   $131,689,492
7 Conservation Reserve Program
 8,233   $117,676,546
8 Tobacco Subsidies
 26,886**   $112,150,672
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,673**   $83,065,207
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 4,257   $61,867,111