Farm Subsidy information


Total USDA Subsidies in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 10,689

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in California totaled $590,823,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$1,327,196
2Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$1,223,766
3Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$914,252
4Rainforest Flora IncTorrance, CA 90503$900,000
5Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$881,503
6Zonneveld Farms *Laton, CA 93242$859,342
7Brokaw Nursery IncSanta Paula, CA 93060$844,296
8Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J V *Hanford, CA 93230$726,915
9Cowifornia Dreamin' Dairy *Chowchilla, CA 93610$708,073
10Vista Punta Gorda LLCVentura, CA 93001$687,778
11Maddox Farms *Riverdale, CA 93656$647,004
12Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$628,021
13Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$600,632
14Errotabere Ranches *Riverdale, CA 93656$554,698
15Hewitson Farms Pts *Avenal, CA 93204$547,888
16Van Der Kar Family Properties LpCarpinteria, CA 93013$546,469
17Fisher Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$543,901
18Podesta Bros *Linden, CA 95236$542,733
19Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$527,423
20Newton Farms *Stratford, CA 93266$526,313

* 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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