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Manhattan "farmers" get a lot of pork

Great farm subsidy database -- now updated -- maintained by EWG using USDA and other government data. Here's just one example: a map of Manhattan showing a lot of red dots signifying farm subsidy recipients living in the Big Apple. You can click on the dots and get the names of the recipients. Much more on this website, such as that only 19 percent of the congressional districts account for one-half of all crop subsidy payments between 2003-2005; and the top 10 percent of crop subsidy program beneficiaries accounted for 66 percent of subsidy benefits.