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4th District Of Kentucky (Rep. Thomas Massie) Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $186 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $150 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $10.9 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $25.4 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Kentucky ranking: 24 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Kentucky did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 75 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $139 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $4,064 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $85 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 4th District of Kentucky (Rep. Thomas Massie), 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Corn Subsidies**
 3,318   $1,535,562
2 Disaster Payments
 644   $687,671
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 142   $424,071
4 Livestock Subsidies
 637   $352,490
5
 634   $337,088