Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 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
1Farmers Rice CoopSacramento, CA 95851$146,174,314
2Dublin Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$21,241,816
3Buttonwillow Land And Cattle Co *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$16,809,487
4Hansen Ranches *Corcoran, CA 93212$16,131,439
5S J R Farming *Los Banos, CA 93635$15,889,600
6Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$13,369,571
7R Gorrill Ranch Enterprises *Durham, CA 95938$13,143,932
8Starrh & Starrh Ctn Growers *Shafter, CA 93263$11,510,342
9Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$11,495,223
10Bowles Farming Company, Inc *Los Banos, CA 93635$11,372,885
11Sandridge Partners Lp *Los Altos, CA 94022$11,115,549
12E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$11,073,710
13J G Boswell CoCorcoran, CA 93212$10,914,605
14Fisher Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$10,228,762
15C J Ritchie Farms *Visalia, CA 93291$9,766,139
16E Franklin Larrabee & Assoc *Chico, CA 95926$9,705,859
17Rolling Hills Farms *Oceano, CA 93445$9,564,535
18Canal Farms *Maxwell, CA 95955$9,143,147
19Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$9,088,038
20Colusa Indian Community Council *Colusa, CA 95932$8,569,074

* 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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