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West Virginia Summary Information

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  • $186 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $71.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $18.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $72.5 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $23.3 million in disaster subsidies.
  • West Virginia ranking: 43 of 50 States
  • 91 percent of farms in West Virginia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $121 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $4,767 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $120 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in West Virginia, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 3,983**   $51,296,548
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,267   $33,212,721
3 Disaster Payments
 7,790   $23,280,749
4 Livestock Subsidies
 7,257**   $11,285,874
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 365**   $10,682,203
6 Conservation Reserve Program
 509   $9,956,724
7 Soybean Subsidies**
 341**   $5,682,599
8 Tobacco Subsidies
 3,107**   $4,313,682
9 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,094**   $3,842,439
10 Apple Subsidies
 75**   $2,278,719