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5th District Of Tennessee (Rep. Jim Cooper) Summary Information

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  • $12.5 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.25 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.46 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.82 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Tennessee ranking: 25 of 50 States
  • 78 percent of farms in Tennessee did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 77 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $9.60 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $2,539 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $47 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 5th District of Tennessee (Rep. Jim Cooper), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Tobacco Subsidies
 1,658**   $3,677,402
2 Corn Subsidies**
 695**   $2,683,437
3 Disaster Payments
 865   $1,824,089
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 94   $1,507,080
5 Livestock Subsidies
 771**   $1,052,890