Total Market Facilitation Program in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 11,887

Recipients of Total Market Facilitation Program from farms in California totaled $453,093,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Market Facilitation Program
1Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$1,226,691
2Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$1,171,334
3Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$1,093,398
4Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$941,145
5Sandhu Bros Farm *Tracy, CA 95304$920,046
6Zonneveld Farms *Laton, CA 93242$913,171
7Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J V *Hanford, CA 93230$859,824
8Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$813,814
9Maddox Farms *Riverdale, CA 93656$781,296
10E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$771,739
11David Santos Farming *Los Banos, CA 93635$753,785
12James J Stevinson Corp *Newman, CA 95360$678,222
13Albert Goyenetche Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$674,658
14Carlos Echeverria & Sons *Bakersfield, CA 93313$674,308
15Casaca Vineyards *Five Points, CA 93624$664,153
16Tri Iest Dairy *Madera, CA 93637$659,713
17West-star North Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$651,516
18Maya Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$649,075
19Podesta Bros *Linden, CA 95236$644,724
20Fontes Dairy Farms *Riverdale, CA 93656$637,227

* 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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