Subtotal, Disaster Payments in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 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
1Dublin Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$3,215,297
2Centennial Livestock *Fresno, CA 93711$2,820,849
3Echeverria Cattle Company *Bakersfield, CA 93308$2,697,367
4Richard & Susen Hewitson Jv *Avenal, CA 93204$2,438,028
5Frank Twisselman Family Twisselma *Shandon, CA 93461$2,128,196
6Cantua Creek Cattle Co *Hanford, CA 93232$1,980,594
7I & M Sheep Co *Bakersfield, CA 93388$1,951,691
8Roy & Dana Richards *Merced, CA 95340$1,855,578
9Five Dot Land & Cattle Co *Standish, CA 96128$1,430,988
10Fagundes Fagundes Fagundes *Merced, CA 95348$1,411,597
11Eureka Livestock LLC *Bakersfield, CA 93314$1,362,190
12Jay S Dow JrWendel, CA 96136$1,333,628
13Duane Martin Livestock *Ione, CA 95640$1,318,551
14Robert A Byrne Co *Malin, OR 97632$1,261,131
15El Toro ExportImperial, CA 92251$1,240,863
16Harvest States CooperativesSaint Paul, MN 55164$1,226,212
17Romero Cattle Co LLC *San Jose, CA 95109$1,208,495
18Mcarthur Livestock *Mcarthur, CA 96056$1,203,380
19Ansolabehere Sheep Co *Bakersfield, CA 93307$1,178,065
20Hyder Hay Service *Terra Bella, CA 93270$1,156,859

* 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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