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Valley County, Montana Summary Information

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  • $306 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $119 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $53.9 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $110 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $23.4 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 58 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $146 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $48,745 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,236 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Valley County, Montana, 2004:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2004
Subsidy Total
2004
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 732   $6,667,315
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 507   $5,588,502
3 Dry Pea Subsidies
 43   $820,842
4 Disaster Payments
 120   $675,664
5 Barley Subsidies**
 564   $635,507