searches since Nov. 29, 2004
Congressional Districts in California Receiving corn subsidies**, 1995-2012
|1||3rd District of California (Rep. John Garamendi)||$62,438,270||20.5%||20.5%|
|2||21st District of California (Rep. David G.Valadao)||$44,930,684||14.7%||35.2%|
|3||16th District of California (Rep. Jim Costa)||$43,981,022||14.4%||49.7%|
|4||22nd District of California (Rep. Devin Nunes)||$38,443,439||12.6%||62.3%|
|5||9th District of California (Rep. Jerry McNerney)||$37,247,149||12.2%||74.5%|
|6||10th District of California (Rep. Jeff Denham)||$32,366,926||10.6%||85.1%|
|7||1st District of California (Rep. Doug LaMalfa)||$8,187,612||2.7%||87.8%|
|8||7th District of California (Rep. Ami Bera)||$3,817,174||1.3%||89.0%|
|9||23th District of California (Rep. Kevin McCarthy)||$3,386,985||1.1%||90.2%|
|10||6th District of California (Rep. Doris O.Matsui)||$2,535,664||0.8%||91.0%|
|11||4th District of California (Rep. Tom McClintock)||$1,091,183||0.4%||91.3%|
|12||15th District of California (Rep. Eric Swalwell)||$783,718||0.3%||91.6%|
|13||20th District of California (Rep. Sam Farr)||$443,217||0.1%||91.7%|
|14||11th District of California (Rep. George Miller)||$422,982||0.1%||91.9%|
|15||36th District of California (Rep. Raul Ruiz)||$135,544||0.0%||91.9%|
|16||51st District of California (Rep. Juan Vargas)||$97,576||0.0%||92.0%|
|17||42nd District of California (Rep. Ken Calvert)||$76,135||0.0%||92.0%|
|18||5th District of California (Rep. Mike Thompson)||$70,913||0.0%||92.0%|
|19||2nd District of California (Rep. Jared Huffman)||$67,561||0.0%||92.0%|
|20||41st District of California (Rep. Mark Takano)||$15,333||0.0%||92.0%|
|21||24th District of California (Rep. Lois Capps)||$8,038||0.0%||92.0%|
|22||19th District of California (Rep. Zoe Lofgren)||$5,818||0.0%||92.0%|
|23||35th District of California (Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod)||$3,510||0.0%||92.0%|
NOTE: Not all recipients were able to be placed into Congressional Districts
so the District total may not total 100%. Nationally 96% of all program monies were designated into a Congressional District
Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.
** Crop totals are an estimate. In the data received by EWG for 2009-2011, USDA does not differentiate Direct Payments or Counter-Cyclical Payments by crop as in previous years. EWG allocated the region's Direct Payments by crop for the 2009-2011 calendar year using the proportion of that crop's Direct Payments in 2008. Number of recipients receiving Direct Payments for that crop were not estimated. Due to the way Counter Cyclical Payments are made - EWG was not able to allocate Counter Cyclical Payments to crops. Also included in the crop totals are the crop insurance premiums as reported by the USDA Risk Management Agency for that crop. The crop insurance premium is the amount of money that is calculated by USDA to make the program actuarially sound. Crop insurance premium subsidies are available at the county, state and national level.
Note: The information on conservation spending for 2011and 2012 are incomplete due to missing data from USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service. In addition some payments made in 2010 were not assigned to recipients in the data received from NRCS. Those payments are also not included.
The information provided for the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) provides an inaccurate picture of how WRP payments are distributed. USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service uses title companies as intermediaries to finalize wetlands easements under the Wetlands Reserve Program. As a result, the data provided to us shows large sums of money going to these title companies. In reality, the payments are ultimately distributed to landowners participating in the WRP.
Unfortunately, NRCS has not provided the data to show where these farms and wetlands are located or which farmers or landowners are enrolling in the program, so EWG is unable to allocate these large sums of money to individuals beyond the title companies. Therefore, these companies skew the conservation rankings and payment concentration, which EWG cannot avoid unless and until NRCS makes available the additional farm attribution data. Therefore, we have not included WRP payments in the 2011 or 2012 data update.
We have separated data on farm commodity, disaster and conservation payments in order to provide a more accurate picture of top recipients and concentration of payments among the three main categories of USDA programs.
Finally, EWG works hard to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides through its products and services, but obtains data for the Farm Subsidy Database from the U.S. Department of Agriculture pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, EWG cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information USDA provides or any analysis based thereon. If you find an error or discrepancy on the site, please contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency office to check its records before contacting EWG.