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California Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, California, 2012

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, 2012:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Rice Subsidies2,639$69,000,967
2Cotton Subsidies2,504$40,380,103
3Dairy Program Subsidies1,392$37,360,852
4Wheat Subsidies4,165$21,232,937
5Disaster Payments584$9,852,697
6Corn Subsidies3,140$8,679,294
7Conservation Reserve Program374$3,974,679
8Barley Subsidies2,106$3,330,365
9Livestock Subsidies82$861,514
10Safflower Subsidies543$845,028

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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