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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 & G Farms

February 10, 2005

Taking from the Taxpayers: Full List of Subsidy Recipients

Information on R & G Farms

Estimated Water District Acreage

Water District Planted Acres
Rosedale-Rio Bravo W.S.D.*1,089
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa W.D.*549
Total1,638

*Water district served by the Kern County Water Agency

Farm Subsidy Information

YearFarm Subidies
1995-2003
1995$16,075
1996$92,488
1997$144,920
1998$164,613
1999$213,398
2000$231,931
2001$498,027
2002$314,175
2003$349,282
Total$2,024,910

Details of crops planted according to state pesticide database

Water District Planted Acres
Alfalfa212
Almond211
Carrot540
Corn (forage - Fodder)78
Cotton471
Grape126