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16th District Of California (Rep. Jim Costa) Summary Information

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  • $675 million in subsidies 1995-2012.
  • $619 million in commodity subsidies.
  • $ in crop insurance subsidies.
  • $10.5 million in conservation subsidies.
  • $46.2 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 72 percent of all subsidies.
  • Amounting to $487 million over 18 years.
  • Top 10%: $80,393 average per year between 1995 and 2012.
  • Bottom 80%: $1,856 average per year between 1995 and 2012.

Top programs in 16th District of California (Rep. Jim Costa), 1995-2012:

Years:
Rank Program
(click for top recipients, payment concentration and regional rankings)
Number of Recipients
1995-2012
Subsidy Total
1995-2012
1 Cotton Subsidies**
 1,408**   $406,111,938
2 Dairy Program Subsidies
 850**   $85,215,758
3 Disaster Payments
 1,953   $46,234,058
4 Corn Subsidies**
 1,394**   $43,981,022
5 Wheat Subsidies**
 1,270**   $34,932,778