Total Commodity Certificates in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 62,299

Recipients of Total Commodity Certificates from farms in the United States totaled $7,494,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Certificates
1Riceland Foods IncStuttgart, AR 72160$487,964,591
2Producers Rice Mill Inc *Stuttgart, AR 72160$254,038,770
3Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$72,400,023
4King Ranch IncKingsville, TX 78364$11,783,841
5J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,231,178
6Bowles Farming Company, Inc *Los Banos, CA 93635$9,130,601
7Kelley Enterprises *Burlison, TN 38015$8,616,481
8Wolfsen Land & Cattle Co *Los Banos, CA 93635$8,106,440
9American Peanut Marketing Assoc.Leary, GA 39862$7,540,994
10Brad Cobb Farms 1993 *Tunica, MS 38676$6,518,002
11S J R Farming *Los Banos, CA 93635$6,517,276
12Perthshire Farms *Gunnison, MS 38746$6,416,855
13Hawkins Farms *Leachville, AR 72438$5,917,027
14C J Ritchie Farms *Visalia, CA 93291$5,819,386
15Soudan Farming Co *Marianna, AR 72360$5,603,200
16Starrh & Starrh Ctn Growers *Shafter, CA 93263$5,279,523
17Due West *Glendora, MS 38928$5,084,548
18Morgan Farms *Cleveland, MS 38732$4,856,933
19Killarney Farm Partnership *Jakin, GA 39861$4,812,869
20P G C Farms *Brinson, GA 39825$4,784,688

* USDA data are not "transparent" for many payments made to recipients through most cooperatives. Recipients of payments made through most cooperatives, and the amounts, have not been made public. To see ownership information, click on the name, then click on the link that is titled Ownership Information.

** EWG has identified this recipient as a bank or lending institution that received the payment because the payment applicant had a loan requiring any subsidy payments go to the lender first. In 2019, the information provided to EWG by USDA began to include the entity that received the payment, rather than the person or entity that applied for it, which was previously provided. This move to shield subsidy recipients from disclosure enables USDA to further evade taxpayer accountability. Six percent of subsidy dollars went to banks, lending institutions, or the Farm Service Agency.”

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‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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