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1st District Of Michigan (Rep. Dan Benishek) Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $170 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $85.7 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $13.8 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $70.0 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Michigan ranking: 22 of 50 States
  • 59 percent of farms in Michigan did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 70 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $119 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $13,440 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $330 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 1st District of Michigan (Rep. Dan Benishek), 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Disaster Payments
 2,930   $70,034,511
2 Corn Subsidies**
 2,997**   $45,393,739
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 744**   $23,916,149
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,726**   $7,226,815
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 288   $5,333,906