Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 21 to 40 of 46,512

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in California totaled $8,157,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
21Wolfsen Land & Cattle Co *Los Banos, CA 93635$8,169,664
22Knight Farms *Glenn, CA 95943$7,983,916
23S B & L La Grande *Williams, CA 95987$7,971,052
24George Watte & Sons *Tulare, CA 93274$7,859,696
25Hall Co *Firebaugh, CA 93622$7,825,159
26A-bar Ag Enterprises *Firebaugh, CA 93622$7,577,076
27Torigiani Farms *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$7,576,487
28Arnold Hoffart Mark Hoffart & Nei *Robbins, CA 95676$7,501,235
29Chicca Bros/twin Farms *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$7,226,875
30King Ranch IncKingsville, TX 78364$7,195,967
31Windmill Ranch *Visalia, CA 93291$7,100,818
32Sjv Enterprises *Nicolaus, CA 95659$6,909,329
33Teixeira And Sons *Los Banos, CA 93635$6,887,836
34Chrisman Farms *Williams, CA 95987$6,801,520
35Newton Farms *Stratford, CA 93266$6,737,106
36Resource Group *Richvale, CA 95974$6,629,447
37Lester Neufeld & Son *Wasco, CA 93280$6,628,698
38Southam Joint Venture *Butte City, CA 95920$6,602,013
39Hewitson Farms Pts *Avenal, CA 93204$6,591,282
40Clarklind Farms *Tulare, CA 93274$6,516,398

* 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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