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Bottineau County, North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $433 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $187 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $123 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $65.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $57.2 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 66 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $204 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $42,720 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,289 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,354**   $171,500,388
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 1,470   $64,833,503
3 Disaster Payments
 1,845   $57,198,293
4 Barley Subsidies**
 2,261**   $47,965,009
5 Sunflower Subsidies**
 894**   $32,674,533