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Mower County, Minnesota Summary Information

Crop Insurance is becoming more important to farmers than Direct Payments
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  • $362 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $246 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $89.3 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $15.2 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $10.8 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 $168 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $40,489 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,494 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Mower County, Minnesota, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Corn Subsidies**
 981   $14,357,004
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 930   $4,110,882
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 457   $752,611
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 69   $197,937
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 31   $52,857