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2004
2005
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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, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,569   $78,550,659
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 12,076   $67,857,164
3 Disaster Payments
 3,670   $44,499,557
4 Barley Subsidies**
 9,999   $14,926,386
5 Corn Subsidies**
 1,636   $11,248,963
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 782   $9,658,205
7 Dry Pea Subsidies
 891   $3,936,212
8 Livestock Subsidies
 424   $1,239,763
9 Fish Subsidies
 305   $1,218,547
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 19   $834,653