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Idaho Summary Information

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2004
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2012
  • $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, 2005:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 3,760   $54,106,963
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 11,125   $51,446,922
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 3,806   $31,548,157
4 Barley Subsidies**
 11,248   $26,698,023
5 Corn Subsidies**
 3,902   $15,069,979
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 551   $8,203,506
7 Dry Pea Subsidies
 498   $2,082,688
8 Livestock Subsidies
 386   $2,027,974
9 Sheep Meat Subsidies
 296   $830,073
10 Wool Subsidies
 146   $276,178