Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 9,680

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in California totaled $287,114,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$1,223,766
2Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$1,021,323
3Red River Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$914,252
4Cloverdale Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$881,503
5Zonneveld Farms *Laton, CA 93242$859,342
6Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J V *Hanford, CA 93230$726,915
7Cowifornia Dreamin' Dairy *Chowchilla, CA 93610$708,073
8Maddox Farms *Riverdale, CA 93656$647,004
9Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$628,021
10Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$600,632
11Errotabere Ranches *Riverdale, CA 93656$554,698
12Hewitson Farms Pts *Avenal, CA 93204$547,888
13Fisher Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$543,901
14Podesta Bros *Linden, CA 95236$542,733
15Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$527,423
16Newton Farms *Stratford, CA 93266$526,313
17Brichetto BrosOakdale, CA 95361$498,475
18Rick Gorzeman Cornerstone Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$497,480
19Flavio Almeida Martins Top Line DHanford, CA 93230$496,440
20Fontes Dairy Farms *Riverdale, CA 93656$487,501

* 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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