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Taking from the Taxpayers

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

Details for Costamagna Bros

February 10, 2005

Taking from the Taxpayers: Full List of Subsidy Recipients

Information on Costamagna Bros

Estimated Water District Acreage

Water District Planted Acres
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa W.D.*2,114

*Water district served by the Kern County Water Agency

Farm Subsidy Information

YearFarm Subidies
1995-2003
1995$2,024
1996$50,383
1997$51,776
1998$58,998
1999$45,922
2000$57,031
2001$102,841
2002$85,030
2003$39,981
Total$493,987

Details of crops planted according to state pesticide database

Water District Planted Acres
Carrot666
Onion, Dry697
Orange215
Pepper, Fruiting300
Sorghum/milo236