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12th District Of North Carolina (Rep. Melvin L.Watt) Summary Information

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  • $10.5 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $9.09 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $472000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $917000 in disaster subsidies.
  • North Carolina ranking: 20 of 50 States
  • 74 percent of farms in North Carolina did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 89 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $9.27 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $11,666 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $85 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 12th District of North Carolina (Rep. Melvin L.Watt), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 195**   $1,967,787
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 168**   $1,679,316
3 Tobacco Subsidies
 229**   $1,332,136
4 Cotton Subsidies**
 5**   $1,213,611
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 69**   $1,210,327