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Montana Summary Information

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2004
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2009
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2011
2012
  • $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, 2009:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2009
Subsidy Total
2009
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,106**   $186,066,333
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 7,711   $105,156,065
3 Barley Subsidies**
 277**   $23,758,579
4 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 1,719   $19,539,779
5 Livestock Subsidies
 505**   $4,240,483
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 77**   $2,934,124
7 Disaster Payments
 530   $2,851,785
8 Corn Subsidies**
 32**   $1,878,123
9 Wool Subsidies
 635**   $538,770
10 Wetlands Reserve Program
 13   $383,303