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Illinois Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Illinois Farm Subsidy Quick Facts

  • Illinois ranking: 3 of 50 States
  • 33 percent of farms in Illinois did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.

Top programs in Illinois, 1995-2020‡:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies245,407$16,744,523,046
2Soybean Subsidies204,984$5,854,955,991
3Conservation Reserve Program104,301$2,926,380,702
4Wheat Subsidies127,438$945,067,435
5Disaster Payments59,643$459,149,628
6Dairy Program Subsidies3,447$115,923,654
7Livestock Subsidies24,611$102,956,955
8Sorghum Subsidies30,864$101,810,363
9Env. Quality Incentive Program7,954$68,393,217
10Wetlands Reserve Program192$31,809,810

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


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