Total Organic Cost Share in Colorado, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 236

Recipients of Total Organic Cost Share from farms in Colorado totaled $379,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Organic Cost Share
1Vitamin Cottage Natural Foods MarLakewood, CO 80228$48,029
2Natural Grocers By Vitamin CottagLakewood, CO 80228$32,250
3Earthstar Farms LLCBoulder, CO 80304$3,062
4Garret L MitchekFlagler, CO 80815$3,006
5Peaches & Cream Organic Farms LLCBoulder, CO 80301$3,000
6Kuntz Chicken Ranch LLCHotchkiss, CO 81419$2,724
7Silver Spruce Partners LLC *Hotchkiss, CO 81419$2,703
8Ringading Farms LLCEvergreen, CO 80439$2,700
9Ernest Scott MikitaCalhan, CO 80808$2,700
10Green Earth Inc *Crestone, CO 81131$2,669
11Leroux Creek Food CorpHotchkiss, CO 81419$2,532
12Osage Gardens, IncNew Castle, CO 81647$2,513
13Excelsior Orchard LLCPaonia, CO 81428$2,504
14Twisted Root Organic Farm LLCPaonia, CO 81428$2,402
15Bee-och LLCFort Lupton, CO 80621$2,255
16Sun Spirits LLC Dba Rising Sun DiDenver, CO 80204$2,253
17Shedd Farms LLC *Akron, CO 80720$2,253
18Fortunate Fruit LLC *Delta, CO 81416$2,252
19Peach Haven Farms IncPalisade, CO 81526$2,252
20Healthyish Foods, LLCVail, CO 81657$2,252

* 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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