Farm Subsidy information


Total Subsidies in California, 2019

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 10,692

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in California totaled $585,707,000 in in 2019.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$1,359,450
2Gilkey FiveCorcoran, CA 93212$1,223,766
3Red River FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$914,252
4Rainforest Flora IncTorrance, CA 90503$900,000
5Cloverdale FarmsHanford, CA 93230$881,503
6Zonneveld FarmsLaton, CA 93242$859,342
7Brokaw Nursery IncSanta Paula, CA 93060$844,296
8Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J VHanford, CA 93230$726,915
9Cowifornia Dreamin' DairyChowchilla, CA 93610$708,073
10Vista Punta Gorda LLCVentura, CA 93001$687,778
11Maddox FarmsRiverdale, CA 93656$647,004
12Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$628,021
13Philip Verwey FarmsHanford, CA 93230$600,632
14Errotabere RanchesRiverdale, CA 93656$554,698
15Hewitson Farms PtsAvenal, CA 93204$547,888
16Van Der Kar Family Properties LpCarpinteria, CA 93013$546,469
17Fisher FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$543,901
18Podesta BrosLinden, CA 95236$542,733
19Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$527,423
20Newton FarmsStratford, 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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