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Becker County, Minnesota Summary Information

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  • $168 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $73.8 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $52.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $28.6 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $13.7 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 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $83.3 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $24,667 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $630 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Becker County, Minnesota, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 643**   $42,178,878
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 376**   $31,375,270
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,248   $27,446,825
4 Corn Subsidies**
 837**   $26,838,274
5 Disaster Payments
 653   $13,674,447