Wool and Mohair Programs in Merced County, California, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 25

Recipients of Wool and Mohair Programs from farms in Merced County, California totaled $757,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wool and Mohair Programs
1John Narbaitz & SonDos Palos, CA 93620$295,963
2Amador ZabalbeascoaLos Banos, CA 93635$111,239
3Talbott Sheep Company LLCLos Banos, CA 93635$104,402
4Juan AmparanLos Banos, CA 93635$72,140
5Little Panoche Sheep Co.Los Banos, CA 93635$68,275
6Albert J ErratchuLos Banos, CA 93635$49,095
7Yriarte SheepLos Banos, CA 93635$45,781
8Mike GilesLos Banos, CA 93635$4,718
9Brian EvansLivingston, CA 95334$1,558
10Robert CulpepperLe Grand, CA 95333$1,309
11Nick FarinelliLe Grand, CA 95333$489
12Richard JacobsenLe Grand, CA 95333$391
13Pat SanchezMerced, CA 95340$326
14Richard D BaxterLe Grand, CA 95333$305
15Alice H FavierMerced, CA 95340$238
16Melvin PrestonLe Grand, CA 95333$232
17Basque Farms/victor Olano DbaMerced, CA 95340$214
18Janice AltomareMerced, CA 95340$202
19Jannelle VirgoStevinson, CA 95374$158
20Kathleen CrookhamMerced, CA 95340$148

* 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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