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  • EWG Report - Farm Subsidies in California: Skewed Priorities and Gross Inequities
  • $10.3 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $6.96 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $2.06 billion in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $467 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $851 million in disaster subsidies.
  • California ranking: 10 of 50 States
  • 91 percent of farms in California did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
  • Ten percent collected 73 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.06 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $67,607 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,449 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in California, 2007:

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
2007
Subsidy Total
2007
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 5,135   $257,257,155
2 Rice Subsidies**
 3,811   $91,026,693
3 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 2,397   $42,455,606
4 Wheat Subsidies**
 5,198   $20,390,585
5 Corn Subsidies**
 4,013   $10,383,377
6 Dairy Program Subsidies
 1,410   $9,856,034
7 Disaster Payments
 600   $9,356,071
8 Conservation Reserve Program
 435   $4,773,841
9 Wetlands Reserve Program
 46   $2,446,565
10 Barley Subsidies**
 2,700   $2,122,181