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  • $4.54 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.16 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $609 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.44 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $319 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Washington ranking: 23 of 50 States
  • 82 percent of farms in Washington did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.62 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $42,797 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,334 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Washington, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 21,920**   $1,601,859,600
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 13,335   $1,296,455,698
3 Disaster Payments
 14,442   $318,699,740
4 Barley Subsidies**
 19,601**   $202,935,034
5 Apple Subsidies
 3,626**   $133,730,785
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,516**   $102,350,913
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,269   $87,009,723
8 Corn Subsidies**
 3,151**   $80,512,036
9 Livestock Subsidies
 3,944**   $20,152,516
10 Dry Pea Subsidies
 1,665**   $17,014,828