Wheat Subsidies in Washington, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 25,987

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Washington totaled $2,300,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1State Of Wash DnrEllensburg, WA 98926$8,433,799
2Broughton Land Co *Dayton, WA 99328$7,435,014
3Isaak Brothers *Coulee City, WA 99115$5,622,430
4Klaveano Brothers Jv *Pomeroy, WA 99347$5,465,138
5Wheatlife Farms Gp *Colfax, WA 99111$5,462,462
6Steve & Kevin Mader Gp *Pullman, WA 99163$4,539,798
7Norm Druffel & Sons Gp *Pullman, WA 99163$4,441,755
8Schmitt Farms *Prosser, WA 99350$3,339,366
9Clark Collins & Clark Gp *Pullman, WA 99163$3,147,120
10John Grant And Son *Walla Walla, WA 99362$2,914,827
11Benzel Farms Jo *Ritzville, WA 99169$2,909,532
12Tompkins Brothers *Prescott, WA 99348$2,867,798
13Bodeau Brothers Jv *Wilbur, WA 99185$2,731,005
14Adams Farm Partnership *Coulee City, WA 99115$2,478,803
15C & C Farms *Walla Walla, WA 99362$2,452,742
16Thorn Creek Farms *Thornton, WA 99176$2,421,245
17Glade Creek Ranch *Prosser, WA 99350$2,418,422
18The Sheffels Company Gp *Wilbur, WA 99185$2,404,689
19Brown & Ford Ranch *Prescott, WA 99348$2,351,838
20Richard Druffel & Sons Gp *Pullman, WA 99163$2,333,907

* 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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