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7th District Of Tennessee (Rep. Marsha Blackburn) Summary Information

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  • $325 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $206 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $86.5 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $32.3 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 76 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $247 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $7,879 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $156 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 7th District of Tennessee (Rep. Marsha Blackburn), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 9,987**   $84,814,734
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 4,897   $72,957,762
3 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,704**   $49,916,907
4 Disaster Payments
 8,109   $32,286,004
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 5,618**   $23,857,273