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California Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, California, 1995-2019‡

California Farm Subsidy Quick Facts

  • California ranking: 12 of 50 States
  • 92 percent of farms in California did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.

Top programs in California, 1995-2019‡:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Cotton Subsidies14,353$3,292,067,551
2Rice Subsidies8,351$2,798,911,453
3Disaster Payments29,427$1,208,907,502
4Wheat Subsidies18,170$683,072,782
5Dairy Program Subsidies4,834$565,501,319
6Livestock Subsidies11,716$412,564,539
7Corn Subsidies13,356$372,019,860
8Env. Quality Incentive Program8,549$258,509,302
9Conservation Reserve Program1,279$113,326,899
10Barley Subsidies9,843$80,786,010

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019.


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