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Saint Louis County, Minnesota Summary Information

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  • $3.08 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.51 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $137000 in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $706000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $727000 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 76 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $2.22 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $3,617 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $81 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 12   $58,250
2 Barley Subsidies**
 20   $7,461
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 13   $6,205
4 Corn Subsidies**
 10   $5,757
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 12   $3,744