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Montana Summary Information

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  • $6.59 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $2.73 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $1.02 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.13 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $709 million in disaster subsidies.
  • Montana ranking: 17 of 50 States
  • 56 percent of farms in Montana did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 65 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $3.63 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $47,006 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,408 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Montana, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 31,245**   $2,720,639,711
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 16,451   $1,905,398,400
3 Disaster Payments
 26,479   $708,961,560
4 Barley Subsidies**
 30,665**   $568,652,356
5 Livestock Subsidies
 15,800**   $179,300,488
6 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 5,993   $133,267,724
7 Corn Subsidies**
 3,726**   $47,786,681
8 Wool Subsidies
 3,759**   $17,189,595
9 Dry Pea Subsidies
 1,221**   $14,584,589
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 249**   $14,256,898