Subtotal, Disaster Payments in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 21 to 40 of 29,862

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in California totaled $1,252,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
21Hafenfeld Ranch LLC *Weldon, CA 93283$1,154,520
22Schene Enterprises Inc *Dixon, CA 95620$1,142,450
23Bill Owens Ranch, LLC *Willows, CA 95988$1,134,074
24Michael R StroussPaso Robles, CA 93446$1,123,140
25Jon WoosterSan Lucas, CA 93954$1,116,576
26Toor Farming *Tipton, CA 93272$1,102,888
27Frusetta Cattle Company *Tres Pinos, CA 95075$1,094,409
28Fields Livestock *Castro Valley, CA 94552$1,091,580
29David FergusonCottonwood, CA 96022$1,045,508
30Mendiboure Ranch *Madeline, CA 96119$1,036,854
31Lazy Jt Land And Cattle Lp *Paso Robles, CA 93446$1,034,274
32Hay Bros Sheep Co *Bakersfield, CA 93309$1,024,865
33Echenique Livestock *Bakersfield, CA 93388$1,012,354
34Kathy L FergusonCottonwood, CA 96022$1,009,640
35Ben & Stella Elgorriaga Jv *Madera, CA 93637$1,001,262
36Four B's *Corcoran, CA 93212$993,306
37Leon & Grace Urrutia *Los Banos, CA 93635$993,225
38Carver Bowen Ranch Inc *Glennville, CA 93226$990,631
39Daniel SliskovichWilmington, CA 90748$977,950
40John B OwensRed Bluff, CA 96080$954,888

* 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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