Deficiency Payments in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 8,861

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in California totaled $194,279,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1R Gorrill Ranch Enterprises *Durham, CA 95938$964,012
2Sjv Enterprises *Nicolaus, CA 95659$678,278
3Canal Farms *Maxwell, CA 95955$670,758
4Valley Farms *Live Oak, CA 95953$620,262
5G L & M Lagrande *Williams, CA 95987$552,610
6E Franklin Larrabee & Assoc *Chico, CA 95926$540,237
7Resource Group *Richvale, CA 95974$534,193
8Arrowhead PartnersDurham, CA 95938$510,972
9Roduner Farms *Merced, CA 95341$509,024
10Van Dyke Brothers *Pleasant Grove, CA 95668$508,028
11Chrisman Farms *Williams, CA 95987$506,070
12Tres Picos *Redding, CA 96099$484,386
13S B & L La Grande *Williams, CA 95987$474,526
14Murphy Bros *Chico, CA 95927$445,539
15Rytone Family Partnership *Chico, CA 95928$429,180
16Yuba Farming Co *Woodland, CA 95776$418,538
17Southam Joint Venture *Butte City, CA 95920$412,347
18Lincoln Ranch *Elk Grove, CA 95624$403,349
19Dsl Lamalfa Family Partnership *Richvale, CA 95974$395,036
20Rainbow Farming *Marysville, CA 95901$389,335

* 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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