by Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University and Jonathan Coppess, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois

Payment by State: Seven of the 10 states receiving the most commodity payments are in the South (see Figure 2). PLC made 99% of payments in 6 of them and 86% of payments in Texas. Collectively, these 7 states accounted for 86% of PLC payments. The other 3 states in the top 10 are in the Northern Plains. ARC-CO accounted for over 90% of their payments.

Payment by Covered Commodity: Peanuts and long-grain rice accounted for 48% and 22%, respectively, of all commodity program payments (see Figure 3). Nearly all their payments were from PLC. Georgia, which received the most commodity payments, is the leading producer of peanuts and has 40% of US peanut base acres. Leading producer of long-grain rice is Arkansas. It has 48% of US long-grain rice base. Roughly 20% of US peanut base and 13% of long-grain rice base are in Texas, which received the second most commodity payments. The only other program commodities to receive payments from PLC were rapeseed and medium / short grain rice).

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