Livestock Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 12,299

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in California totaled $493,121,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Centennial Livestock *Fresno, CA 93711$1,661,064
2Echeverria Cattle Company *Bakersfield, CA 93308$1,643,278
3I & M Sheep Co *Bakersfield, CA 93388$1,411,419
4Roy & Dana Richards *Merced, CA 95340$1,255,041
5Richard & Susen Hewitson Jv *Avenal, CA 93204$1,252,280
6Frank Twisselman Family Twisselma *Shandon, CA 93461$1,154,367
7Five Dot Land & Cattle Co *Standish, CA 96128$1,089,532
8Fagundes Fagundes Fagundes *Merced, CA 95348$1,056,656
9Mcarthur Livestock *Mcarthur, CA 96056$993,558
10Cantua Creek Cattle Co *Hanford, CA 93232$905,429
11Robert A Byrne Co *Malin, OR 97632$879,976
12Eureka Livestock LLC *Bakersfield, CA 93314$876,377
13Jay S Dow JrWendel, CA 96136$871,987
14Likely Land & Livestock *Likely, CA 96116$868,460
15Porterfield Ranch *Dorris, CA 96023$864,199
16Ansolabehere Sheep Co *Bakersfield, CA 93307$863,802
17Duane Martin Livestock *Ione, CA 95640$832,691
18Mendiboure Ranch *Madeline, CA 96119$827,997
19Schene Enterprises Inc *Dixon, CA 95620$786,769
20S & M Kemp Ranch LLC *Independence, CA 93526$786,293

* 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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