Misc. Conservation Payments in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 59

Recipients of Misc. Conservation Payments from farms in California totaled $861,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Misc. Conservation Payments
1Michelson Humbug Creek Ranch LLC *Reno, NV 89519$49,838
2Ikeda Brothers *Oceano, CA 93475$48,688
3Argo Family Farms *Princeton, CA 95970$46,000
4Aguiar Family TrustLincoln, CA 95648$40,000
5Daniel J Miller JrIndependence, CA 93526$38,918
6Warren A GorbetCrescent Mills, CA 95934$36,602
7Thomas W EsgateAdin, CA 96006$35,045
8Darrell Wood/petes ValleySusanville, CA 96130$34,902
9William T GiorgiGoleta, CA 93117$34,760
10Punta Arena DairyManchester, CA 95459$34,092
11Estrada Bros GpWatsonville, CA 95076$33,319
12Troy McculloughSalyer, CA 95563$32,496
13D & D Ranch Gp *San Jose, CA 95113$31,509
14Kenneth ElwoodBella Vista, CA 96008$30,181
15Scott UlchSparks, NV 89436$27,505
16James BurnettAcampo, CA 95220$25,618
17Richard KlineLos Alamos, CA 93440$22,942
18Roy A GravesIgo, CA 96047$20,050
19Rocky Oaks RanchStonyford, CA 95979$17,700
20James C CampbellDixon, CA 95620$17,500

* 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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