Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments in California, 2019

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 212

Recipients of Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments from farms in California totaled $15,827,000 in in 2019.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments
1Rainforest Flora IncTorrance, CA 90503$900,000
2Brokaw Nursery IncSanta Paula, CA 93060$724,850
3Vista Punta Gorda LLCVentura, CA 93001$611,033
4Van Der Kar Family Properties LpCarpinteria, CA 93013$502,025
5Appellations Lp Dba Italics WinegNapa, CA 94558$344,096
6Stanley Park Ranch IncCarpinteria, CA 93013$270,680
7Rancho RecuerdoSanta Paula, CA 93061$256,253
8Frey Vineyards, Ltd.Redwood Valley, CA 95470$253,108
9Robert D SuenramKelseyville, CA 95451$250,000
10Michael HatManteca, CA 95337$250,000
11Monte Cristo Vineyards LLCClearlake Oaks, CA 95423$250,000
12Anthony Edwin Brown Dba Rincon Del Mar RanchCarpinteria, CA 93013$220,766
13Waddington Ranch Vineyards RevocaUkiah, CA 95482$211,995
14Norgard FarmsUkiah, CA 95482$207,550
15Tomki Vineyards LLCRedwood Valley, CA 95470$200,847
16Edward E SeelyUpper Lake, CA 95485$188,527
17Kimball Ranches - El HogarSanta Paula, CA 93060$187,500
18Richard RhodesRedwood Valley, CA 95470$187,236
19Greenleaf Nursery LLCBonsall, CA 92003$171,303
20Taylorchards LLCVentura, CA 93001$167,488

* 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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