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Idaho Summary Information

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  • $3.16 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.74 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $421 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $745 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $253 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Idaho ranking: 27 of 50 States
  • 64 percent of farms in Idaho did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 67 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.84 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $32,475 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $935 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Idaho, 2003:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2003
Subsidy Total
2003
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 13,124   $60,008,580
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 3,650   $33,297,141
3 Disaster Payments
 2,423   $22,244,133
4 Barley Subsidies**
 12,237   $14,282,677
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 738   $13,473,760
6 Corn Subsidies**
 4,188   $4,675,968
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 316   $4,541,313
8 Dry Pea Subsidies
 541   $1,853,561
9 Sugar Beet Subsidies
 69   $1,582,441
10 Livestock Subsidies
 490   $1,251,679