Emergency Conservation in Hawaii, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 12 of 12

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Hawaii totaled $429,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1George Hirowatari Farms LLCNinole, HI 96773$137,428
2William C PeeblesNaalehu, HI 96772$83,490
3Harold E DenizCaptain Cook, HI 96704$45,435
4Gomes Ranch LLC *Kailua Kona, HI 96745$36,313
5Palani Ranch Company Inc *Holualoa, HI 96725$29,944
6Robert KobayashiKeaau, HI 96749$26,008
7Danette M AiwohiHilo, HI 96721$20,309
8John L RoganVolcano, HI 96785$18,900
9Roland NeelyPahala, HI 96777$15,372
10Kuahiwi Contractors Inc *Naalehu, HI 96772$11,376
11Kelvin CardozaLaupahoehoe, HI 96764$4,274
12Shane KalaniopioHilo, HI 96720$4

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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