Cotton Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 14,283

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in California totaled $3,284,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1Dublin Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$16,741,538
2S J R Farming *Los Banos, CA 93635$14,947,704
3Hansen Ranches *Corcoran, CA 93212$14,695,665
4Buttonwillow Land And Cattle Co *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$13,359,638
5Starrh & Starrh Ctn Growers *Shafter, CA 93263$11,006,894
6Bowles Farming Company, Inc *Los Banos, CA 93635$10,935,755
7J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,432,162
8Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$10,014,201
9Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$9,808,772
10Sandridge Partners Lp *Los Altos, CA 94022$9,567,535
11Fisher Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$9,318,310
12C J Ritchie Farms *Visalia, CA 93291$8,690,769
13Wolfsen Land & Cattle Co *Los Banos, CA 93635$7,936,354
14Rolling Hills Farms *Oceano, CA 93445$7,749,780
15Hall Co *Firebaugh, CA 93622$7,392,441
16E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$7,267,583
17King Ranch IncKingsville, TX 78364$7,195,967
18Torigiani Farms *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$6,981,194
19Chicca Bros/twin Farms *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$6,908,293
20Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$6,725,353

* 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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