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Gooding County, Idaho Summary Information

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  • $54.0 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $44.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.57 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $1.08 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $4.53 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 58 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $29.4 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $26,512 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,219 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Gooding County, Idaho, 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Dairy Program Subsidies
 203**   $16,534,160
2 Corn Subsidies**
 414**   $14,247,709
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 364**   $9,752,086
4 Disaster Payments
 166   $4,532,443
5 Livestock Subsidies
 63**   $2,914,864