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California Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, California, 1995-2020‡

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, 1995-2020‡:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Cotton Subsidies14,283$3,284,020,263
2Rice Subsidies8,351$2,811,037,735
3Disaster Payments29,862$1,252,338,521
4Wheat Subsidies18,149$684,645,045
5Dairy Program Subsidies4,914$575,655,330
6Livestock Subsidies12,299$493,121,439
7Corn Subsidies13,338$372,452,757
8Env. Quality Incentive Program8,549$258,509,302
9Conservation Reserve Program1,299$115,631,945
10Barley Subsidies9,843$81,091,092

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


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