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Nelson County, North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $303 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $116 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $77.2 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $74.7 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $35.2 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 60 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $134 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $43,679 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,885 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Nelson County, North Dakota, 2007:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 515   $5,358,483
2 Conservation Reserve Program
 729   $4,535,479
3 Soybean Subsidies**
 209   $1,116,049
4 Corn Subsidies**
 177   $1,080,651
5 Barley Subsidies**
 375   $856,129