Subtotal, Conservation Programs in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 13,909

Recipients of Subtotal, Conservation Programs from farms in California totaled $495,644,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1Fidelity National Title CompanyWoodland, CA 95695$11,718,630
2Fidelity Natl Title InsWoodland, CA 95695$5,347,248
3Kistler Santo Domingo Ranches Inc *Jamestown, CA 95327$2,115,700
4White Ranch Company *Shandon, CA 93461$2,050,132
5L Y 7 Company *Santa Margarita, CA 93453$1,855,452
6Lacey Livestock *Paso Robles, CA 93447$1,752,834
7Clark Brothers *Paso Robles, CA 93446$1,607,680
8K W Ranch *Santa Margarita, CA 93453$1,528,163
9Sierra Land & Sheep LLCGardnerville, NV 89410$1,464,488
10Townley Bros *Montague, CA 96064$1,297,705
11Bitterwater Land & Cattle *Paso Robles, CA 93446$1,293,383
12Roy H Richards JrMerced, CA 95340$1,235,993
13Chicago Title CompanyFresno, CA 93711$1,228,430
14Charles W. Kuhnle And Sons *Santa Margarita, CA 93453$1,204,411
15D-y Ranch General Partnership *Montague, CA 96064$1,191,962
16Robert K MorrisonSanta Margarita, CA 93453$1,190,601
17Ducks Unlimited *Ann Arbor, MI 48103$1,088,143
18Petersen Estate Co *Dixon, CA 95620$1,055,272
19Ronald HodelPaso Robles, CA 93446$1,050,565
20Diane MorrisonSanta Margarita, CA 93453$981,337

* 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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