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15th District Of Illinois (Rep. John Shimkus) Summary Information

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  • $4.09 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $3.42 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $546 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $124 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Illinois ranking: 3 of 50 States
  • 26 percent of farms in Illinois did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.92 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,222 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $621 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 15th District of Illinois (Rep. John Shimkus), 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**
 60,305**   $2,198,471,315
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 50,460**   $743,553,956
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 26,034   $528,149,439
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 40,444**   $295,006,638
5 Disaster Payments
 19,932   $123,960,184