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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, 2004:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 17,913   $129,099,016
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 8,370   $111,518,767
3 Barley Subsidies**
 15,483   $38,632,856
4 Disaster Payments
 3,999   $17,620,595
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 711   $7,300,977
6 Livestock Subsidies
 1,434   $4,568,006
7 Dry Pea Subsidies
 410   $3,286,885
8 Corn Subsidies**
 1,869   $2,310,804
9 Wetlands Reserve Program
 6   $680,127
10 Dairy Program Subsidies
 116   $499,446