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Wisconsin Summary Information

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  • $7.06 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $4.56 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.21 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $933 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $354 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Wisconsin ranking: 15 of 50 States
  • 40 percent of farms in Wisconsin did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 64 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $3.77 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $19,921 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $704 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Wisconsin, 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**
 77,378**   $3,661,069,711
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 41,642**   $1,103,430,435
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 41,505   $756,027,458
4 Soybean Subsidies**
 33,854**   $570,623,153
5 Disaster Payments
 31,043   $354,143,036
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 8,539   $103,112,034
7 Wheat Subsidies**
 21,398**   $98,867,647
8 Livestock Subsidies
 21,372**   $50,996,948
9 Wetlands Reserve Program
 362   $33,458,516
10 Oat Subsidies**
 56,482**   $23,380,394