Wetlands Reserve Program in California NRCS, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 87

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in California NRCS totaled $21,771,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Fidelity National Title CompanyWoodland, CA 95695$11,638,380
2Chicago Title CompanyFresno, CA 93711$1,228,430
3Ducks Unlimited *Ann Arbor, MI 48103$962,343
4Wildlands Inc *Rocklin, CA 95765$618,732
5Reclamation Dist No.833Gridley, CA 95948$541,419
6Fidelity Natl Title InsWoodland, CA 95695$500,648
7White Ranch Land Co LLCBakersfield, CA 93308$420,879
8Woody's On The RiverCeres, CA 95307$394,815
9John C LeathersSan Jose, CA 95135$305,642
10Los Rios Farms Inc.Davis, CA 95617$283,189
11John J RogersLookout, CA 96054$273,695
12Empire Fields LLCStockton, CA 95207$270,152
13Tarke Bros. Estate, LLCSutter, CA 95982$255,018
14Lucky Five FarmRohnert Park, CA 94928$249,388
15Willow Creek Ranch *Wasco, CA 93280$225,876
16Roosevelt Ranch LLCMill Valley, CA 94941$222,000
17Chicca Bros Twin FarmsButtonwillow, CA 93206$205,205
18Torigiani Farms *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$174,452
19Theodora CarpenterSan Mateo, CA 94402$171,200
20Don GragnaniTranquility, CA 93668$146,356

* 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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