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Bingham County, Idaho Summary Information

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  • $245 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $147 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $70.6 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $17.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $10.7 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 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $109 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $41,768 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,498 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Bingham County, Idaho, 2009:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 10**   $6,610,003
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 164   $1,439,174
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 31**   $989,671
4 Disaster Payments
 19   $382,763
5 Barley Subsidies**
 17**   $295,489