Grasslands Reserve Program in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 19 of 19

Recipients of Grasslands Reserve Program from farms in California totaled $207,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Grasslands Reserve Program
1Kelsey Ranch Lp *Snelling, CA 95369$46,710
2L R Martin Inc *Madera, CA 93636$33,548
3Bitterwater Land & Cattle *Paso Robles, CA 93446$32,990
4Yosemite Farm CreditTurlock, CA 95381$29,846
5Wesley TruaxMacdoel, CA 96058$11,000
6Quick Family Ben Hur Ranch *Fresno, CA 93720$10,425
7Arthur W RichardsRaymond, CA 93653$6,227
8Mickey FowlerLe Grand, CA 95333$6,068
9Chet H PorterfieldMacdoel, CA 96058$5,500
10Richard HillMariposa, CA 95338$4,575
11Michael P SardellaStandard, CA 95373$3,788
12James William Larrick & Jun ChenSunnyvale, CA 94089$3,263
13D And D Black 2nd Family Limited *Etna, CA 96027$2,530
14Molly CombsOkmulgee, OK 74447$2,491
15Roy H Richards JrMerced, CA 95340$2,241
16Jennifer G PittsMerced, CA 95341$1,924
17Justine M PittsBallico, CA 95303$1,924
18Ray S Prock SrDenair, CA 95316$1,467
19Nancy RothellMariposa, CA 95338$515

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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