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6th District Of Alabama (Rep. Spencer Bachus) Summary Information

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  • $49.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $20.9 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $11.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $16.9 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Alabama ranking: 26 of 50 States
  • 70 percent of farms in Alabama did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 79 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $38.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,887 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $221 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 6th District of Alabama (Rep. Spencer Bachus), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 1,302   $16,946,145
2 Cotton Subsidies**
 218**   $16,836,297
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 368   $8,764,696
4 Livestock Subsidies
 1,083**   $4,990,352
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 314**   $1,662,584