Total Counter Cyclical Payments in New York totaled $57.3 million from 1995-2011.
Congressional Districts in New York Receiving Total Counter Cyclical Payments payments, 1995-2011
|Rank||District||Total Counter Cyclical Payments|
|1||26th District of New York (Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul)||$12,623,614||22.0%||22.0%|
|2||24th District of New York (Rep. Richard L. Hanna)||$10,182,788||17.8%||39.8%|
|3||23rd District of New York (Rep. William L. Owens)||$8,217,326||14.3%||54.2%|
|4||29th District of New York (Rep. Tom Reed)||$7,727,423||13.5%||67.7%|
|5||20th District of New York (Rep. Christopher P. Gibson)||$4,952,280||8.6%||76.3%|
|6||25th District of New York (Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle)||$4,412,382||7.7%||84.0%|
|7||21st District of New York (Rep. Paul Tonko)||$2,928,585||5.1%||89.1%|
|8||27th District of New York (Rep. Brian Higgins)||$2,122,961||3.7%||92.8%|
|9||28th District of New York (Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter)||$1,366,355||2.4%||95.2%|
|10||22nd District of New York (Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey)||$825,637||1.4%||96.7%|
|11||19th District of New York (Rep. Nan A. S. Hayworth)||$505,191||0.9%||97.5%|
|12||1st District of New York (Rep. Timothy H. Bishop)||$27,580||0.0%||97.6%|
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.
Note: The information on conservation spending for 2011 is 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 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.