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The United States Summary Information

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  • $292.5 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $177.6 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $53.6 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $38.9 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $22.5 billion in disaster subsidies.
  • 62 percent of farms in United States did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 75 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $178.5 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $32,043 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $604 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in the United States, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 1,641,615**   $84,427,099,356
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,375,760**   $35,505,320,839
3 Cotton Subsidies**
 264,952**   $32,872,036,249
4 Conservation Reserve Program
 924,513   $31,516,796,340
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,044,937**   $27,829,683,988
6 Disaster Payments
 1,384,956   $22,470,994,936
7 Rice Subsidies**
 70,033**   $13,341,211,596
8 Sorghum Subsidies**
 615,810**   $6,564,314,365
9 Dairy Program Subsidies
 161,463**   $5,334,467,679
10 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 278,322   $4,236,372,426
11 Livestock Subsidies
 815,282**   $4,059,323,611
12 Peanut Subsidies
 91,571**   $3,620,895,155
13 Barley Subsidies**
 353,028**   $2,702,684,742
14 Tobacco Subsidies
 399,698**   $1,518,567,410
15 Sunflower Subsidies**
 61,701**   $1,007,819,351
16 Wetlands Reserve Program
 6,579   $532,964,462
17 Canola Subsidies**
 20,468**   $471,196,412
18 Oat Subsidies**
 640,182**   $278,391,644
19 Apple Subsidies
 8,586**   $261,540,987
20 Sugar Beet Subsidies
 9,071**   $242,064,005