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Taking from the Taxpayers

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

Details for Wheeler Farms

February 10, 2005

Taking from the Taxpayers: Full List of Subsidy Recipients

Information on Wheeler Farms

Estimated Water District Acreage

Water District Planted Acres
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa W.D.*3,349

*Water district served by the Kern County Water Agency

Farm Subsidy Information

YearFarm Subidies
1995-2003
1995$285
1996$272,635
1997$99,370
1998$299,440
1999$403,897
2000$423,197
2001$985,474
2002$787,560
2003$700,463
Total$3,972,321

Details of crops planted according to state pesticide database

Water District Planted Acres
Cotton1,612
Grape348
Potato1,388