Commodity Certificates in the United States, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 55,649

Recipients of Commodity Certificates from farms in the United States totaled $6,967,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Commodity Certificates
1Riceland Foods IncStuttgart, AR 72160$487,964,591
2Producers Rice Mill IncStuttgart, AR 72160$254,038,770
3Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$72,400,023
4King Ranch IncKingsville, TX 78364$10,980,196
5J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,231,178
6Kelley EnterprisesBurlison, TN 38015$8,228,194
7Wolfsen Land & Cattle CoLos Banos, CA 93635$8,106,440
8Bowles Farming Company IncLos Banos, CA 93635$7,474,398
9Brad Cobb Farms 1993Tunica, MS 38676$6,518,002
10Perthshire FarmsGunnison, MS 38746$6,416,855
11C J Ritchie FarmsVisalia, CA 93291$5,819,386
12Soudan Farming CoMarianna, AR 72360$5,603,200
13American Peanut Marketing Assoc.Leary, GA 39862$5,285,063
14Starrh & Starrh Ctn GrowersShafter, CA 93263$5,200,912
15Due WestGlendora, MS 38928$5,084,548
16Morgan FarmsCleveland, MS 38732$4,856,933
17Killarney Farm PartnershipJakin, GA 39861$4,808,186
18P G C FarmsBrinson, GA 39825$4,780,171
19Hawkins FarmsLeachville, AR 72438$4,674,245
20A & W Planting CompanyYazoo City, MS 39194$4,383,953

* 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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