Conservation Reserve Program in California, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,343

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in California totaled $122,851,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1L Y 7 CompanySanta Margarita, CA 93453$2,245,915
2White Ranch CompanyShandon, CA 93461$2,155,760
3Clark BrothersPaso Robles, CA 93446$1,846,826
4Lacey LivestockPaso Robles, CA 93447$1,750,262
5K W RanchSanta Margarita, CA 93453$1,571,518
6D-y Ranch General PartnershipMontague, CA 96064$1,384,639
7Townley BrosMontague, CA 96064$1,297,705
8Robert K MorrisonSanta Margarita, CA 93453$1,287,481
9Ronald HodelPaso Robles, CA 93446$1,152,847
10Petersen Estate CoDixon, CA 95620$1,055,272
11Chuck YorkMontague, CA 96064$1,013,296
12Diane MorrisonSanta Margarita, CA 93453$981,337
13Charles W. Kuhnle And SonsSanta Margarita, CA 93453$980,865
14Durst Home Ranch LLCCapay, CA 95607$937,105
15Michael W OrahoodMacdoel, CA 96058$907,792
16Bitterwater Land & CattlePaso Robles, CA 93446$889,777
17Joseph D KuhnleShandon, CA 93461$821,852
18Carrie A Peck TrustFresno, CA 93720$819,151
19P B M FarmsDorris, CA 96023$807,367
20Kuhnle Properties TrustShandon, CA 93461$806,448

* 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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