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West Virginia Summary Information

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2012
  • $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, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Corn Subsidies**
 2,278   $5,011,646
2 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 665   $2,740,125
3 Disaster Payments
 436   $1,727,946
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 189   $676,066
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 202   $252,025
6 Wheat Subsidies**
 573   $149,901
7 Sheep Meat Subsidies
 323   $71,541
8 Barley Subsidies**
 319   $62,294
9 Tree Subsidies
 8   $41,689
10 Wool Subsidies
 324   $19,243