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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 1995-2019‡

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, 1995-2019‡:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies1,906,211$113,901,526,217
2Wheat Subsidies1,600,302$47,807,340,698
3Soybean Subsidies1,284,427$46,034,990,111
4Conservation Reserve Program1,045,175$42,511,699,304
5Cotton Subsidies310,918$39,798,772,515
6Disaster Payments1,528,421$32,606,270,241
7Rice Subsidies85,723$16,754,924,119
8Livestock Subsidies952,643$11,482,428,859
9Sorghum Subsidies715,041$8,966,692,667
10Dairy Program Subsidies166,488$6,008,392,788
11Peanut Subsidies105,360$5,776,245,697
12Env. Quality Incentive Program279,783$4,236,241,343
13Barley Subsidies398,927$3,202,992,010
14Tobacco Subsidies405,078$1,895,477,983
15Sunflower Subsidies78,470$1,331,893,175
16Canola Subsidies27,297$981,613,616
17Wetlands Reserve Program6,491$532,964,046
18Oat Subsidies718,523$384,837,207
19Apple Subsidies8,586$261,540,987
20Sugar Beet Subsidies9,071$242,064,005

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.


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