Emergency Conservation in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 204

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in California totaled $5,433,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Richard & Susen Hewitson Jv *Avenal, CA 93204$370,710
2Jay S Dow JrWendel, CA 96136$200,000
3Greg OpinskiMerced, CA 95344$148,968
4Kenneth Moholt -siebertSanta Rosa, CA 95403$133,327
5Pete's Valley Cattle LLC *Woodland, CA 95776$131,743
6Brokaw Nursery IncSanta Paula, CA 93060$119,446
7Carla R KellyMariposa, CA 95338$111,721
8Robert A Byrne Co *Malin, OR 97632$107,907
9Sonoma Land TrustSanta Rosa, CA 95404$106,839
10Dustin Stephen WoodTempleton, CA 93465$105,647
11Rancho Canada Larga *Ventura, CA 93001$98,192
12The Copp Family TrustAdin, CA 96006$95,337
13Kimball Ranches - El HogarSanta Paula, CA 93060$95,035
14Chichester Ranches Inc *Coleville, CA 96107$93,684
15Rancho Filoso LLCSanta Paula, CA 93061$81,637
16Vista Punta Gorda LLCVentura, CA 93001$76,745
17Donna M MorasciCoulterville, CA 95311$76,072
18Peter N Gerig - The Gerig FamilyBieber, CA 96009$76,065
19Jerry GriffithHornitos, CA 95325$73,524
20Strata Holdings LpSanta Paula, CA 93060$64,966

* 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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