Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in California, 2017

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,724

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in California totaled $56,639,000 in in 2017.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$585,513
2Hewitson Farms Pts *Avenal, CA 93204$466,080
3Vlot Bros *Chowchilla, CA 93610$455,419
4Tri Iest Dairy *Madera, CA 93637$330,717
5Tally Ho Farms Partnership Dba Wa *Merrill, OR 97633$328,834
6E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$294,781
7Rolling Hills Farms *Oceano, CA 93445$292,051
8Cottonwood Farms *Visalia, CA 93292$280,096
9Costa View Farms No 2 *Madera, CA 93637$252,824
10Rick & Lori Young Jv *Brawley, CA 92227$233,000
11De Groot Dairy Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$220,880
12Lazy V Farms *Tipton, CA 93272$220,356
13Newton Farms *Stratford, CA 93266$219,782
14Schaupp Farms *Esparto, CA 95627$217,296
15F M Upton & Sons Dba Lost Wagon W *Chowchilla, CA 93610$210,599
16Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$200,612
17J & N Farms *Visalia, CA 93291$198,549
18Fagundes Fagundes Fagundes *Merced, CA 95348$188,424
19J H Meek & Sons Inc *Woodland, CA 95776$188,227
20Carlos Echeverria & Sons *Bakersfield, CA 93313$178,036

* 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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