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Contra Costa County, California Summary Information

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  • $14.1 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $6.65 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $4.23 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $487000 in conservation subsidies.
  • $2.65 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 70 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $6.94 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $17,801 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $429 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Contra Costa County, California, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Wheat Subsidies**
 69**   $3,748,447
2 Corn Subsidies**
 64**   $2,766,531
3 Disaster Payments
 140   $2,646,855
4 Livestock Subsidies
 83**   $721,864
5 Env. Quality Incentive Program
 41   $426,127