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Ward County, North Dakota Summary Information

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  • $426 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $229 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $122 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $27.4 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $46.9 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 $199 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $36,403 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,087 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 2,843**   $229,704,192
2 Disaster Payments
 2,053   $46,918,711
3 Barley Subsidies**
 2,601**   $30,904,073
4 Canola Subsidies**
 1,203**   $27,040,819
5 Conservation Reserve Program
 911   $26,360,145