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North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $14.9 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $6.51 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.52 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $2.09 billion in conservation subsidies.
  • $1.76 billion in disaster subsidies.
  • North Dakota ranking: 7 of 50 States
  • 16 percent of farms in North Dakota did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 62 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.39 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $46,906 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,722 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in North Dakota, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 61,056**   $5,452,150,499
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 41,534   $1,936,320,982
3 Disaster Payments
 47,741   $1,764,204,147
4 Corn Subsidies**
 28,445**   $1,507,610,078
5 Soybean Subsidies**
 15,318**   $1,104,365,272
6 Barley Subsidies**
 54,382**   $800,777,934
7 Sunflower Subsidies**
 19,824**   $525,199,522
8 Canola Subsidies**
 14,784**   $411,439,334
9 Livestock Subsidies
 17,983**   $128,952,557
10 Flax Subsidies**
 10,594**   $95,759,669