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Gem County, Idaho Summary Information

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  • $17.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $8.89 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $956000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.91 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $5.23 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $9.85 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $10,106 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $419 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Gem County, Idaho, 2006:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2006
Subsidy Total
2006
1 Corn Subsidies**
 152   $301,745
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 129   $126,984
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 14   $108,952
4 Barley Subsidies**
 114   $36,172
5 Disaster Payments
 9   $29,189