Wetlands Reserve Program in Colusa County, California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 17 of 17

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Colusa County, California totaled $864,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1White Road Ranch IncSo San Francisco, CA 94080$289,434
2H & M Myers Rev. TrustArbuckle, CA 95912$217,234
3Ralph HolsclawWoodland, CA 95695$101,346
4Border Tule Wildlife HabitatWest Sacramento, CA 95691$78,417
5Chris DobsonPetaluma, CA 94952$74,662
6Rancho Caleta LLC *Walnut Creek, CA 94596$29,441
7David L CiapponiAlamo, CA 94507$20,000
8Mattie Z KeeleyColusa, CA 95932$17,917
9California Farms II *Live Oak, CA 95953$12,700
10Gunnersfield Ent *Maxwell, CA 95955$6,657
11Anchor Duck Club LLC *Sacramento, CA 95864$5,190
12Aguas Frias Rancho LLC *Colusa, CA 95932$4,349
13Walt - Walter & Shir SikesEl Dorado Hills, CA 95762$2,680
14Richard HardinChico, CA 95926$2,020
15Victor M ParachiniOrinda, CA 94563$1,313
16Silver Bullet Farms *Sacramento, CA 95827$600
17Mark SteidlmayerColusa, CA 95932$430

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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