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Table 2: The top 2 percent of all "Freedom to Farm" recipients will each be eligible for an estimated $281,000 over the next 7

Freedom to Farm: Table 2: The top 2 percent of all "Freedom to Farm" recipients will each be eligible for an estimated $281,000 over the next 7

February 1, 1996
State Total estimated Freedom to Farm subsidies, 11996-2002 Rank, by total estimated subsidies Number of recipients among top 2 percent Subsidy per recipient among top 2 percent, 1996-2002 Percent of total subsidies to top 2 percent, 1996-2002  
Alabama $222,574,392 29 229 $ 371,116 38%  
Alaska $523,169 48 1 $ 52,062 10%  
Arizona $297,289,422 25 44 $ 1,674,971 25%  
Arkansas $1,693,863,076 8 590 $ 601,411 21%  
California $1,285,304,939 9 297 $ 800,350 18%  
Colorado $622,955,118 21 416 $ 288,753 19%  
Connecticut $3,526,788 44 5 $ 157,637 22%  
Delaware $15,411,023 40 11 $ 230,033 16%  
Florida $40,091,225 37 61 $ 185,004 28%  
Georgia $354,160,419 23 331 $ 233,258 22%  
Idaho $415,534,831 22 265 $ 340,175 22%  
Illinois $2,809,178,904 3 2,782 $ 187,759 19%  
Indiana $1,281,778,489 10 1,271 $ 202,450 20%  
Iowa $3,513,099,527 1 2,685 $ 187,651 14%  
Kansas $2,723,524,296 5 2,552 $ 236,139 22%  
Kentucky $269,978,094 27 599 $ 142,958 32%  
Louisiana $890,638,762 15 493 $ 443,670 25%  
Maine $3,610,699 43 13 $ 73,463 26%  
Maryland $67,835,710 35 60 $ 241,524 21%  
Massachusetts $1,288,924 46 4 $ 76,606 24%  
Michigan $659,557,493 19 623 $ 228,365 22%  
Minnesota $2,030,780,941 6 1,409 $ 212,504 15%  
Mississippi $898,772,566 14 294 $ 1,028,382 34%  
Missouri $949,244,720 13 1,136 $ 193,286 23%  
Montana $865,629,399 16 450 $ 299,516 16%  
Nebraska $2,752,358,217 4 1,883 $ 233,135 16%  
Nevada $4,188,615 42 6 $ 180,101 26%  
New Hampshire $1,076,041 47 3 $ 89,534 25%  
New Jersey $18,220,211 39 12 $ 211,153 14%  
New Mexico $135,279,475 32 79 $ 325,936 19%  
New York $184,628,259 31 185 $ 219,419 22%  
North Carolina $282,933,977 26 466 $ 175,063 29%  
North Dakota $1,755,759,622 7 1,099 $ 222,213 14%  
Ohio $864,232,108 17 993 $ 184,337 21%  
Oklahoma $1,034,070,759 12 1,030 $ 193,404 19%  
Oregon $227,431,880 28 144 $ 323,309 20%  
Pennsylvania $106,175,325 33 178 $ 137,925 23%  
Rhode Island $8,114 49 1 $ 1,691 21%  
South Carolina $197,522,096 30 178 $ 305,965 28%  
South Dakota $1,050,030,660 11 968 $ 196,100 18%  
Tennessee $311,608,366 24 488 $ 204,091 32%  
Texas $3,286,987,337 2 2,127 $ 335,242 22%  
Utah $38,768,211 38 47 $ 214,108 26%  
Vermont $3,450,331 45 13 $ 45,946 17%  
Virginia $97,741,925 34 172 $ 163,659 29%  
Washington $633,726,675 20 312 $ 346,399 17%  
West Virginia $10,416,759 41 25 $ 113,464 27%  
Wisconsin $696,250,626 18 846 $ 178,749 22%  
Wyoming $43,388,074 36 53 $ 160,548 20%  
United States $35,626,000,000 - 27,619 $ 281,487 22%  

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.