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5th District Of Louisiana (Rep. Rodney Alexander) Summary Information

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  • $2.92 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.49 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $235 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $199 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Louisiana ranking: 19 of 50 States
  • 65 percent of farms in Louisiana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 80 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.35 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $55,392 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $701 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 5th District of Louisiana (Rep. Rodney Alexander), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 15,858**   $1,679,746,815
2 Rice Subsidies**
 2,914**   $493,359,735
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 5,780   $207,142,989
4 Disaster Payments
 11,844   $199,232,098
5 Corn Subsidies**
 9,628**   $114,352,483