Farm Subsidy information

Kern County, California

Total Subsidies in Kern County, California, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,300

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Kern County, California totaled $1,466,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Buttonwillow Land And Cattle CoButtonwillow, CA 93206$18,906,508
2Starrh & Starrh Ctn GrowersShafter, CA 93263$9,371,570
3Lester Neufeld & SonWasco, CA 93280$8,287,857
4Chicca Bros/twin FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$6,810,689
5Wegis RanchBakersfield, CA 93308$6,446,844
6Torigiani FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$6,103,148
7Tillema FarmsBakersfield, CA 93307$5,763,946
8Cauzza Brothers LLCButtonwillow, CA 93206$5,709,357
9Toretta FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$5,701,713
10Parsons FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$5,560,189
11Paul FarmsWasco, CA 93280$5,425,482
12Ballengee BrothersShafter, CA 93263$5,137,720
13Fred Palla FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$5,014,064
14L Riccomini And SonsBakersfield, CA 93312$4,919,733
15John Romanini & Sons LLCButtonwillow, CA 93206$4,686,291
16Wheeler FarmsBakersfield, CA 93312$4,589,073
17Gardiner Farms LLCWasco, CA 93280$4,501,662
18R & G FarmsBakersfield, CA 93314$4,492,827
19Portwood FarmsWasco, CA 93280$4,369,084
20T & W FarmsBakersfield, CA 93311$4,240,383

* 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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