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2004
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2008
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2011
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, 2008:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 6,931   $85,367,231
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 10,877   $73,521,756
3 Disaster Payments
 2,438   $18,443,484
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,178   $15,106,077
5 Barley Subsidies**
 8,437   $7,939,430
6 Corn Subsidies**
 1,169   $2,952,621
7 Livestock Subsidies
 741   $1,968,905
8 Wetlands Reserve Program
 13   $426,135
9 Canola Subsidies**
 270   $30,444
10 Wool Subsidies
 49   $22,193