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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 2008

The United States Farm Subsidy Quick Facts

  • 62 percent of farms in United States did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.

Top programs in the United States, 2008:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies730,150$4,183,174,097
2Disaster Payments412,025$2,063,593,735
3Wheat Subsidies621,335$2,042,338,543
4Soybean Subsidies561,163$2,039,149,158
5Conservation Reserve Program456,117$1,898,967,332
6Cotton Subsidies130,644$1,590,665,261
7Env. Quality Incentive Program80,198$748,403,697
8Rice Subsidies32,245$439,535,574
9Livestock Subsidies210,981$334,717,671
10Sorghum Subsidies250,347$313,914,285
11Tobacco Subsidies60,441$210,697,113
12Peanut Subsidies18,499$196,905,401
13Barley Subsidies133,579$122,908,295
14Sunflower Subsidies29,964$83,929,017
15Wetlands Reserve Program1,044$59,652,661
16Canola Subsidies10,076$32,315,942
17Dairy Program Subsidies1,744$12,828,763
18Oat Subsidies189,244$8,597,136
19Flax Subsidies5,558$5,743,472
20Wool Subsidies10,672$3,981,184

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