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8th District Of Maryland (Rep. Chris Van Hollen) Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $85.6 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $60.3 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $16.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $8.92 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Maryland ranking: 36 of 50 States
  • 64 percent of farms in Maryland did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $53.8 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,004 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $947 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 8th District of Maryland (Rep. Chris Van Hollen), 2008:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2008
Subsidy Total
2008
1 Disaster Payments
 235   $2,341,851
2 Corn Subsidies**
 375   $1,012,096
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 247   $959,270
4 Livestock Subsidies
 176   $315,804
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 176   $315,804