Farm Subsidy information


Total Subsidies in California, 2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 14,796

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in California totaled $965,429,000 in in 2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Fisher FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$2,824,216
2Costa View Farms No 2Madera, CA 93637$1,874,764
3Farm Services Agency **Langdon, ND 58249$1,864,462
4Perez FarmsCrows Landing, CA 95313$1,386,796
5Kovacevich 5 FarmsDelano, CA 93215$1,337,848
6E W Merritt FarmsPorterville, CA 93257$1,279,779
7Denken FarmsFresno, CA 93725$1,249,918
8Buttonwillow Land And Cattle CoButtonwillow, CA 93206$1,181,592
9California Dairy Farms LLCMerced, CA 95341$1,127,685
10Fontes Dairy FarmsRiverdale, CA 93656$1,086,958
11Wagner Dairy GpEscalon, CA 95320$1,066,877
12Da Silva Dairy Farms LpEscalon, CA 95320$1,022,700
13Gemperle BrosTurlock, CA 95380$1,021,053
14Berne H Evans III Margaret A Childs Ptr EtalExeter, CA 93221$1,017,529
15Boschma & Son DairyBakersfield, CA 93314$1,008,575
16Machado Dairy FarmsManteca, CA 95337$1,003,856
17R & J Dondero IncLinden, CA 95236$999,400
18L & J Vanderham DairyRiverdale, CA 93656$939,479
19Ahlem Farms JerseysHilmar, CA 95324$920,134
20Open Sky Ranch IncKingsburg, CA 93631$915,371

* 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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