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3rd District Of Massachusetts (Rep. Niki Tsongas) Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $10.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $3.40 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.23 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $5.37 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Massachusetts ranking: 44 of 50 States
  • 92 percent of farms in Massachusetts did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $5.96 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $16,550 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $673 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 3rd District of Massachusetts (Rep. Niki Tsongas), 2011:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2011
Subsidy Total
2011
1 Disaster Payments
 9   $191,180
2 Corn Subsidies**
 0**   $13,767
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 1**   $1,116
4 Livestock Subsidies
 1**   $288
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 0**   $103