Subtotal, Disaster Payments in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,147

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in California totaled $34,344,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Rainforest Flora IncTorrance, CA 90503$900,000
2Brokaw Nursery IncSanta Paula, CA 93060$844,296
3Vista Punta Gorda LLCVentura, CA 93001$687,778
4Van Der Kar Family Properties LpCarpinteria, CA 93013$546,469
5Richard & Susen Hewitson Jv *Avenal, CA 93204$370,710
6Appellations Lp Dba Italics WinegNapa, CA 94558$344,096
7Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$305,873
8Rancho Recuerdo *Santa Paula, CA 93061$304,245
9Kimball Ranches - El HogarSanta Paula, CA 93060$282,535
10Stanley Park Ranch Inc *Carpinteria, CA 93013$270,680
11Frey Vineyards, Ltd.Redwood Valley, CA 95470$265,488
12Monte Cristo Vineyards LLCClearlake Oaks, CA 95423$250,000
13Robert D SuenramKelseyville, CA 95451$250,000
14Michael HatManteca, CA 95337$250,000
15Robert A Byrne Co *Malin, OR 97632$229,482
16Taylorchards LLCVentura, CA 93001$223,193
17Alta Vista Vineyard Inc *Sonoma, CA 95476$221,027
18Anthony Edwin Brown Dba Rincon DeCarpinteria, CA 93013$220,766
19Waddington Ranch Vineyards Revoca *Ukiah, CA 95482$211,995
20Norgard FarmsUkiah, CA 95482$207,550

* 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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