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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 2012

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, 2012:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies641,510$4,568,152,352
2Wheat Subsidies555,184$2,124,795,045
3Soybean Subsidies507,359$1,989,437,383
4Conservation Reserve Program421,725$1,749,656,753
5Cotton Subsidies104,343$1,090,524,805
6Disaster Payments58,415$795,135,017
7Dairy Program Subsidies42,229$447,081,952
8Rice Subsidies28,435$413,911,655
9Sorghum Subsidies227,500$320,984,713
10Tobacco Subsidies58,506$188,776,927
11Barley Subsidies123,788$124,474,878
12Peanut Subsidies15,787$114,519,159
13Sunflower Subsidies28,433$62,501,521
14Livestock Subsidies9,171$58,653,613
15Canola Subsidies9,652$46,459,411
16Oat Subsidies176,473$7,890,255
17Flax Subsidies5,324$5,619,312
18Tree Subsidies222$5,378,314
19Safflower Subsidies1,962$2,156,600
20Mustard Seed Subsidies913$845,368

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


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