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2012
  • $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, 2004:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,455   $78,030,958
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 12,309   $69,368,672
3 Barley Subsidies**
 9,540   $14,975,528
4 Disaster Payments
 1,093   $11,952,012
5 Corn Subsidies**
 1,486   $7,054,652
6 Dry Pea Subsidies
 1,255   $6,249,410
7 Dairy Program Subsidies
 549   $5,078,659
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 364   $4,300,138
9 Fish Subsidies
 574   $1,721,419
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 15   $244,809