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Taking from the Taxpayers

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

Details for Val-Ridge Farms

February 10, 2005

Taking from the Taxpayers: Full List of Subsidy Recipients

Information on Val-Ridge Farms

Estimated Water District Acreage

Water District Planted Acres
Kern Delta W.D.*284
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa W.D.*85
Total369

*Water district served by the Kern County Water Agency

Farm Subsidy Information

YearFarm Subidies
1995-2003
1995$479
1996$15,590
1997$58,986
1998$35,574
1999$147,379
2000$125,099
2001$54,315
2002$24,442
2003$109,564
Total$571,428

Details of crops planted according to state pesticide database

Water District Planted Acres
Cantaloupe52
Corn (forage - Fodder)284
Watermelon33