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Fresno County, California Summary Information

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  • $1.10 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $641 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $382 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $8.37 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $72.0 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 71 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $511 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $69,915 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,503 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in Fresno County, California, 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 2,030**   $594,235,022
2 Disaster Payments
 2,876   $72,026,068
3 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,520**   $34,873,246
4 Dairy Program Subsidies
 238**   $27,035,424
5 Corn Subsidies**
 884**   $9,847,867