Farm Subsidy information


Total Subsidies in California, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 80,144

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in California totaled $18,180,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$146,174,314
2Dublin FarmsCorcoran, CA 93212$24,457,113
3Buttonwillow Land And Cattle CoButtonwillow, CA 93206$21,463,077
4Hansen RanchesCorcoran, CA 93212$16,909,736
5S J R FarmingLos Banos, CA 93635$15,980,062
6Gilkey FiveCorcoran, CA 93212$15,386,801
7E W Merritt FarmsPorterville, CA 93257$13,609,347
8R Gorrill Ranch EnterprisesDurham, CA 95938$13,509,708
9Fisher FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$13,131,882
10Red River FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$12,677,760
11Bowles Farming Company IncLos Banos, CA 93635$11,998,554
12Starrh & Starrh Ctn GrowersShafter, CA 93263$11,963,276
13Sandridge Partners LpLos Altos, CA 94022$11,464,302
14C J Ritchie FarmsVisalia, CA 93291$11,280,954
15E Franklin Larrabee & AssocChico, CA 95926$11,035,006
16Canal FarmsMaxwell, CA 95955$10,940,747
17J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,914,605
18Cloverdale FarmsHanford, CA 93230$10,366,896
19Rolling Hills FarmsOceano, CA 93445$10,299,443
20A-bar Ag EnterprisesFirebaugh, CA 93622$9,438,611

* 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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