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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 1995-2020‡

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, 1995-2020‡:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies1,890,890$116,570,999,819
2Wheat Subsidies1,595,912$48,445,878,970
3Soybean Subsidies1,255,610$44,940,426,399
4Conservation Reserve Program1,078,601$44,430,504,981
5Cotton Subsidies307,073$40,080,571,699
6Disaster Payments1,553,322$34,085,403,134
7Rice Subsidies85,723$16,841,106,496
8Livestock Subsidies977,870$12,458,279,639
9Sorghum Subsidies713,299$8,965,549,426
10Dairy Program Subsidies168,298$6,374,052,667
11Peanut Subsidies105,385$5,904,163,618
12Env. Quality Incentive Program279,783$4,236,241,343
13Barley Subsidies398,927$3,227,560,234
14Price Loss Coverage Payments288,884$1,971,978,865
15Tobacco Subsidies405,078$1,895,477,983
16Sunflower Subsidies78,470$1,364,247,406
17Canola Subsidies27,297$1,032,858,148
18Wetlands Reserve Program6,491$532,964,046
19Oat Subsidies718,523$389,498,681
20Apple Subsidies8,586$261,540,987

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


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