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Phillips County, Montana Summary Information

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  • $206 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $66.6 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $27.0 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $93.3 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $18.6 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 56 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $99.8 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $51,993 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,727 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Conservation Reserve Program
 545   $90,641,589
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 804**   $70,068,232
3 Disaster Payments
 644   $18,603,448
4 Barley Subsidies**
 764**   $11,566,706
5 Livestock Subsidies
 472**   $4,246,097