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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 2016

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, 2016:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies534,845$6,432,783,894
2Soybean Subsidies348,637$2,270,295,452
3Wheat Subsidies425,375$1,997,980,792
4Conservation Reserve Program382,885$1,918,326,879
5Cotton Subsidies36,432$1,088,862,253
6Rice Subsidies24,884$619,208,443
7Disaster Payments67,920$595,151,080
8Peanut Subsidies19,480$574,839,760
9Livestock Subsidies60,918$449,041,696
10Sorghum Subsidies153,754$386,151,224
11Canola Subsidies9,797$118,107,777
12Barley Subsidies8,758$46,358,470
13Sunflower Subsidies14,865$42,893,427
14Oat Subsidies127,165$28,231,872
15Dairy Program Subsidies4,879$10,572,942
16Tree Subsidies667$10,328,161
17Flax Subsidies3,962$9,198,616
18Dry Pea Subsidies2,177$2,686,168
19Chick Pea Susbidies1,123$2,576,644
20Safflower Subsidies156$1,645,596

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


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