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Blaine County, Montana Summary Information

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  • $252 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $92.2 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $40.6 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $98.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $21.1 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 61 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $129 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $56,368 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,143 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Blaine County, Montana, 2010:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2010
Subsidy Total
2010
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 12**   $5,394,524
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 272   $5,195,551
3 Disaster Payments
 25   $610,335
4 Barley Subsidies**
 4**   $511,517
5 Livestock Subsidies
 34**   $175,746