Wool and Mohair Programs in California, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,055

Recipients of Wool and Mohair Programs from farms in California totaled $8,886,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wool and Mohair Programs
1John Narbaitz & SonDos Palos, CA 93620$295,963
2I & M Sheep CoBakersfield, CA 93388$220,292
3El Tejon Sheep CoBakersfield, CA 93380$217,589
4Zalba & Azparren Sheep CoWasco, CA 93280$207,281
5Sam Etchegaray SrVisalia, CA 93279$192,347
6C & L LivestockStockton, CA 95207$185,053
7Diamond Sheep Co % S MinaberriBakersfield, CA 93313$182,158
8Pedro Ma IndacocheaWildomar, CA 92595$172,960
9Bernal Sheep CompanyBakersfield, CA 93307$164,641
10R Emigh LivestockRio Vista, CA 94571$157,480
11A & F Sheep Co.Bakersfield, CA 93388$143,855
12Inyo Sheep CompanyBakersfield, CA 93388$132,537
13Leon & Grace UrrutiaLos Banos, CA 93635$124,915
14John M LasgoityMadera, CA 93637$120,000
15P A Sheep CoDelano, CA 93215$116,602
16Jean B EtchebehereLemoore, CA 93245$113,073
17Joe S EsnozLost Hills, CA 93249$112,775
18Amador ZabalbeascoaLos Banos, CA 93635$111,239
19John Espil Sheep Co IncSparks, NV 89436$105,545
20Joaquin GamboaUpland, CA 91784$105,221

* 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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