Total Commodity Programs in California, 2019

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 9,657

Recipients of Total Commodity Programs from farms in California totaled $286,243,000 in in 2019.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Programs
1Gilkey FiveCorcoran, CA 93212$1,223,766
2Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$1,053,577
3Red River FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$914,252
4Cloverdale FarmsHanford, CA 93230$881,503
5Zonneveld FarmsLaton, CA 93242$859,342
6Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J VHanford, CA 93230$726,915
7Maddox FarmsRiverdale, CA 93656$647,004
8Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$628,021
9Philip Verwey FarmsHanford, CA 93230$600,632
10Errotabere RanchesRiverdale, CA 93656$554,698
11Hewitson Farms PtsAvenal, CA 93204$547,888
12Fisher FarmsBlythe, CA 92225$543,901
13Podesta BrosLinden, CA 95236$542,733
14Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$527,423
15Newton FarmsStratford, CA 93266$526,313
16Brichetto BrosOakdale, CA 95361$498,475
17Rick Gorzeman Cornerstone DairyTipton, CA 93272$497,480
18Flavio Almeida Martins Top Line DairyHanford, CA 93230$496,440
19Fontes Dairy FarmsRiverdale, CA 93656$487,501
20De Boer Dairy/southern CrossButtonwillow, CA 93206$483,242

* 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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