SELECT * FROM st_mtotal WHERE fips='06000' AND progcode='wheat ' AND `rank`>=1 LIMIT 0,20

Wheat Subsidies in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,149

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in California totaled $684,645,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Hewitson Farms Pts *Avenal, CA 93204$3,993,138
2Dublin Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$3,622,873
3E W Merritt Farms *Porterville, CA 93257$2,580,669
4Bouris Ranches *Sun City, CA 92586$2,203,327
5Gilkey Five *Corcoran, CA 93212$2,065,485
6Worthington Family Farms *Orland, CA 95963$1,808,104
7Buttonwillow Land And Cattle Co *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$1,759,665
8M & F Farms *Woodland, CA 95695$1,696,390
9Muller Ranch LLC *Woodland, CA 95695$1,691,198
10E & H Farms *Dixon, CA 95620$1,616,312
11F M Upton & Sons Dba Lost Wagon W *Chowchilla, CA 93610$1,494,312
12Rolling Hills Farms *Oceano, CA 93445$1,447,458
13Hansen Ranches *Corcoran, CA 93212$1,275,573
14El Toro ExportImperial, CA 92251$1,240,863
15Harvest States CooperativesSaint Paul, MN 55164$1,226,212
16Button & Turkovich, LLC *Winters, CA 95694$1,135,444
17Bonanza Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$1,130,331
18Bullseye Farms *Woodland, CA 95776$1,094,036
19Schaupp Farms *Esparto, CA 95627$1,093,079
20J H Meek & Sons Inc *Woodland, CA 95776$1,082,413

* 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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