Grasslands Reserve Program in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 55

Recipients of Grasslands Reserve Program from farms in California totaled $8,321,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Grasslands Reserve Program
1Kistler Santo Domingo Ranches Inc *Jamestown, CA 95327$2,115,700
2Sierra Land & Sheep LLCGardnerville, NV 89410$1,464,488
3Roy H Richards JrMerced, CA 95340$1,204,743
4Bitterwater Land & Cattle *Paso Robles, CA 93446$461,872
5Kelsey Ranch Lp *Snelling, CA 95369$420,390
6Dana A RichardsMerced, CA 95340$280,114
7L R Martin Inc *Madera, CA 93636$234,836
8George & Linda Meyer *Hornitos, CA 95325$216,691
9Kathleen RobidartLodi, CA 95240$183,520
10Williams Ranch *Corning, CA 96021$160,281
11Wesley TruaxMacdoel, CA 96058$154,000
12Garamendi Exemption Trust *Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245$128,856
13Beck Ranch LLC *Santa Margarita, CA 93453$113,492
14Quick Family Ben Hur Ranch *Fresno, CA 93720$106,241
15Timothy S KoopmannSunol, CA 94586$87,864
16Chet H PorterfieldMacdoel, CA 96058$82,500
17John SpencerEtna, CA 96027$79,200
18Gerald L WestfallLe Grand, CA 95333$72,220
19Daniel Sachau SrLivermore, CA 94550$56,925
20Mickey FowlerLe Grand, CA 95333$54,612

* 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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