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Tulare County, California Summary Information

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  • $781 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $445 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $199 million in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $5.81 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $132 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 69 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $401 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $46,119 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,341 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

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

Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,716**   $247,392,976
2 Disaster Payments
 3,738   $131,694,301
3 Dairy Program Subsidies
 730**   $87,914,784
4 Corn Subsidies**
 1,518**   $55,040,802
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,472**   $41,239,739