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Kings County, California Summary Information

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  • $517 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $423 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $75.1 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $4.66 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $13.9 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 68 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $302 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $92,822 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,483 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Years:
Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,506**   $344,657,077
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,051**   $43,478,250
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 302**   $38,156,220
4 Corn Subsidies**
 1,184**   $21,591,682
5 Disaster Payments
 600   $13,931,429