SELECT * FROM st_mtotal WHERE fips='06000' AND progcode='sorghum ' AND `rank`>=1 LIMIT 0,20

Sorghum Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,413

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in California totaled $9,831,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$250,926
2Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$182,822
3Joe Parreira Dairy *Stratford, CA 93266$138,571
4Greg Te VeldeTulare, CA 93274$119,436
5P & D Dairy *Ontario, CA 91761$113,050
6Pereira Family Dairy & Farms *Tulare, CA 93274$90,275
7John & Marjorie Roeloffs *Tipton, CA 93272$87,664
8Lohse Bros *Glenn, CA 95943$86,542
9Wheeler Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93312$85,213
10Belonave RanchBakersfield, CA 93311$83,963
11Skinner Farms *Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405$73,906
12South Lakes Dairy Farm *Tipton, CA 93272$66,710
13Dennis KatsukiIsleton, CA 95641$65,380
14Boschma & Son Dairy *Bakersfield, CA 93314$62,251
15Taylor Bros *Willows, CA 95988$60,943
16Bosman Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$58,754
17Midway Premier Oil Co Inc *Bakersfield, CA 93301$55,763
18Charles A Orwick III Trust Of 200Red Bluff, CA 96080$55,504
19Gerald A DinelliAntioch, CA 94509$55,423
20Knight Farms *Glenn, CA 95943$54,914

* 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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