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Minnesota Summary Information

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  • $17.1 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $10.5 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $3.87 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.08 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $724 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Minnesota ranking: 4 of 50 States
  • 30 percent of farms in Minnesota did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $8.25 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $35,927 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,331 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Minnesota, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Corn Subsidies**
 90,116**   $8,164,656,461
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 60,828**   $3,021,054,366
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 66,618   $1,853,575,840
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 47,946**   $1,594,954,683
5 Disaster Payments
 49,144   $724,383,114
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 17,324**   $424,751,013
7 Barley Subsidies**
 26,597**   $204,395,792
8 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 10,010   $130,845,196
9 Sugar Beet Subsidies
 2,505**   $89,043,822
10 Livestock Subsidies
 26,496**   $70,972,401