By the Numbers: Farm Aid


Percent increase in U.S. farm bankruptcies in September, to 580


Number of farm bankruptcies that occured in the midwest region


Percent of projected farm profit, $33 billion, in 2019 that will come from disaster assistance, federal subsidies, insurance payments, and trade aid

$28 billion

Amount the Trump administration has paid directly to farmers to compensate for losses suffered due to trade disputes with China

$12 billion

The cost of the 2008 federal auto bailout

$11 billion

Average total of direct payments to farmers from 2010-2017

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation; Bloomberg News