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Taking from the Taxpayers

How the Bush Administration Gave Subsidy-Rich California Farmers a $17 Million Christmas Bonus

Details for R. M. Mettler (Metco)

February 10, 2005

Taking from the Taxpayers: Full List of Subsidy Recipients

Information on R. M. Mettler (Metco)

Estimated Water District Acreage

Water District Planted Acres
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa W.D.*906

*Water district served by the Kern County Water Agency

Farm Subsidy Information

YearFarm Subidies
1995-2003
1995$2,621
1996$75,176
1997$80,681
1998$132,996
1999$63,882
2000$142,543
2001$82,569
2002$17,661
2003$67,908
Total$666,037

Details of crops planted according to state pesticide database

Water District Planted Acres
Carrot83
Cotton140
Orange198
Pepper, Fruiting169
Pepper, Spice28
Tomato, Processing161
Watermelon127