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Cotton Subsidies** in Merced County, California totaled $166 million from 1995-2012.

Congressional Districts in Merced County, California Receiving cotton subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank District Cotton Subsidies**
1995-2012
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
121st District of California (Rep. David G.Valadao)$1,293,096,27042.5%42.5%
216th District of California (Rep. Jim Costa)$406,111,93813.3%55.8%
322nd District of California (Rep. Devin Nunes)$318,827,17610.5%66.3%
423th District of California (Rep. Kevin McCarthy)$174,850,7115.7%72.0%
551st District of California (Rep. Juan Vargas)$63,570,5232.1%74.1%
636th District of California (Rep. Raul Ruiz)$53,593,7151.8%75.9%
73rd District of California (Rep. John Garamendi)$25,886,4660.9%76.7%
810th District of California (Rep. Jeff Denham)$8,156,2060.3%77.0%
94th District of California (Rep. Tom McClintock)$1,949,0850.1%77.1%
1024th District of California (Rep. Lois Capps)$1,864,9720.1%77.1%
111st District of California (Rep. Doug LaMalfa)$1,695,5950.1%77.2%
128th District of California (Rep. Paul Cook)$763,5990.0%77.2%
139th District of California (Rep. Jerry McNerney)$711,2600.0%77.2%
1450th District of California (Rep. Duncan Hunter)$559,7180.0%77.3%
1520th District of California (Rep. Sam Farr)$65,8900.0%77.3%
1641st District of California (Rep. Mark Takano)$48,3930.0%77.3%
1742nd District of California (Rep. Ken Calvert)$15,9300.0%77.3%
1835th District of California (Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod)$10,9780.0%77.3%
196th District of California (Rep. Doris O.Matsui)$2,3310.0%77.3%

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.