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Cotton Subsidies** in Merced County, California totaled $4.4 million in 2011

Counties in Merced County, California Receiving cotton subsidies**, 2011
Rank County Cotton Subsidies**
2011
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Fresno County, California$14,324,05528.5%28.5%
2Kings County, California$10,697,85421.3%49.8%
3Kern County, California$9,067,90218.1%67.9%
4Tulare County, California$5,456,11510.9%78.8%
5Merced County, California$4,406,6138.8%87.5%
6Imperial County, California$1,613,2573.2%90.8%
7Madera County, California$1,511,5503.0%93.8%
8Riverside County, California$1,226,2652.4%96.2%
9Colusa County, California$196,8970.4%96.6%
10Glenn County, California$66,6040.1%96.7%
11Yolo County, California$25,6150.1%96.8%
12San Benito County, California$24,6050.0%96.8%
13Sutter County, California$24,4800.0%96.9%
14San Bernardino County, California$23,8840.0%96.9%

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.