Farm Subsidy information


Total USDA Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 70,610

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in California totaled $13,679,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$146,174,314
2Dublin Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$24,457,113
3Buttonwillow Land And Cattle Co *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$18,048,292
4Hansen Ranches *Corcoran, CA 93212$16,688,761
5S J R Farming *Los Banos, CA 93635$16,102,810
6Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$13,382,601
7R Gorrill Ranch Enterprises *Durham, CA 95938$13,218,275
8Starrh & Starrh Ctn Growers *Shafter, CA 93263$12,115,046
9Bowles Farming Company, Inc *Los Banos, CA 93635$11,838,003
10Fidelity National Title CompanyWoodland, CA 95695$11,718,776
11Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$11,656,910
12Sandridge Partners Lp *Los Altos, CA 94022$11,328,609
13E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$11,080,484
14J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,914,605
15Fisher Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$10,228,762
16C J Ritchie Farms *Visalia, CA 93291$10,185,764
17E Franklin Larrabee & Assoc *Chico, CA 95926$9,817,452
18Rolling Hills Farms *Oceano, CA 93445$9,565,468
19Canal Farms *Maxwell, CA 95955$9,365,234
20Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$9,088,038

* 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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