Farm Subsidy information

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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 2009

The United States Farm Subsidy Quick Facts

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

Top programs in the United States, 2009:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies679,568$3,937,282,192
2Cotton Subsidies128,922$2,262,181,074
3Wheat Subsidies585,800$2,210,675,600
4Conservation Reserve Program448,381$1,865,345,018
5Soybean Subsidies533,578$1,712,717,165
6Dairy Program Subsidies50,854$1,147,694,515
7Env. Quality Incentive Program69,893$666,642,489
8Rice Subsidies30,543$426,777,968
9Sorghum Subsidies237,355$270,305,701
10Disaster Payments38,149$245,965,341
11Tobacco Subsidies59,575$202,894,480
12Livestock Subsidies24,993$168,316,963
13Barley Subsidies127,843$105,799,524
14Peanut Subsidies16,826$102,428,176
15Wetlands Reserve Program1,049$62,517,375
16Sunflower Subsidies29,060$54,050,423
17Canola Subsidies9,795$21,805,164
18Oat Subsidies180,908$8,425,986
19Wool Subsidies9,527$6,493,344
20Flax Subsidies5,423$5,528,593

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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