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Hill County, Montana Summary Information

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  • $483 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $200 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $69.7 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $183 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $30.0 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $248 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $57,095 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,003 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Hill County, Montana, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,174**   $231,683,532
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,247   $178,930,751
3 Disaster Payments
 1,396   $29,971,324
4 Barley Subsidies**
 2,088**   $25,666,155
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 130   $2,003,732