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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, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 23,346**   $1,168,916,715
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 8,320   $593,433,349
3 Barley Subsidies**
 22,792**   $334,988,288
4 Disaster Payments
 12,514   $252,514,441
5 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,828**   $108,885,885
6 Corn Subsidies**
 7,706**   $95,656,091
7 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 3,153   $81,413,453
8 Sugar Beet Subsidies
 1,600**   $43,795,205
9 Livestock Subsidies
 6,143**   $39,611,191
10 Wool Subsidies
 1,150**   $10,213,685