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Cass County, North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $668 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $364 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $223 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $27.1 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $53.8 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $265 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $60,139 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,216 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,044**   $182,565,733
2 Soybean Subsidies**
 1,679**   $177,407,354
3 Corn Subsidies**
 1,414**   $147,802,934
4 Disaster Payments
 1,483   $53,839,724
5 Barley Subsidies**
 1,910**   $31,289,880