Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Santa Cruz County, California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 65

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Santa Cruz County, California totaled $1,555,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2020
1John A LukrichWatsonville, CA 95076$223,634
2Buak Fruit Company Lp *Watsonville, CA 95076$188,730
3Mark PistaWatsonville, CA 95077$150,102
4David RoseWatsonville, CA 95076$150,102
5Eugene SilvaWatsonville, CA 95076$112,996
6P P Stolich & Son Dba David Stoli *Watsonville, CA 95077$81,999
7Robert M SilvaWatsonville, CA 95076$75,204
8Bruce Rider & Sons IncWatsonville, CA 95076$41,000
9James P ScurichWatsonville, CA 95077$37,642
10Silva Orchards *Aptos, CA 95003$29,860
11Martin MadeskoWatsonville, CA 95076$29,689
12Bear Valley Ranch DbaAptos, CA 95003$29,268
13Bruce Rider & SonsWatsonville, CA 95076$28,295
14Millers Honeybees *Watsonville, CA 95076$27,745
15Mario BuksaWatsonville, CA 95076$26,055
16Peter M RadinWatsonville, CA 95076$23,919
17Amparo RamirezSalinas, CA 93906$23,849
18Kathy C MannWatsonville, CA 95076$23,469
19Bill LeeWatsonville, CA 95076$22,847
20Gizdich Ranch *Watsonville, CA 95076$22,782

* 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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