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Billings County, North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $35.7 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $12.0 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $8.77 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $8.62 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $6.30 million 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 53 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $14.3 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $16,118 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,044 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Billings County, North Dakota, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 348**   $14,412,626
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 183   $8,092,390
3 Disaster Payments
 331   $6,303,901
4 Livestock Subsidies
 269**   $2,857,970
5 Barley Subsidies**
 237**   $923,372