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3rd District Of California (Rep. John Garamendi) Summary Information

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  • $1.79 billion in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $1.66 billion in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $24.9 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $106 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 63 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $1.13 billion over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $89,242 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $2,874 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 3rd District of California (Rep. John Garamendi), 1995-2012:

Rank Program
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Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Rice Subsidies**
 3,499**   $1,377,575,034
2 Wheat Subsidies**
 4,103**   $154,398,998
3 Disaster Payments
 3,192   $106,307,477
4 Corn Subsidies**
 2,796**   $62,438,270
5 Cotton Subsidies**
 398**   $25,886,466