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Dawson County, Montana Summary Information

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  • $160 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $64.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $23.4 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $53.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $18.8 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 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $84.5 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $37,291 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,295 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Dawson County, Montana, 2005:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2005
Subsidy Total
2005
1 Disaster Payments
 398   $3,953,079
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 581   $2,818,126
3 Conservation Reserve Program
 258   $2,804,614
4 Livestock Subsidies
 224   $1,230,466
5 Barley Subsidies**
 498   $749,908