Cotton Subsidies in 51st District of California (Rep. Juan Vargas), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 385

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in 51st District of California (Rep. Juan Vargas) totaled $67,001,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1Jack Seiler Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$4,394,287
2River Valley Ranches *Brawley, CA 92227$3,122,905
3Currier & Sons Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$1,891,261
4John Robert BensonBrawley, CA 92227$1,749,749
5Watte & Watte Farms Gp *Calipatria, CA 92233$1,692,408
6Ralph & Linette Taylor RevocableBrawley, CA 92227$1,211,081
7John Edward/theresa Ann Wiest *Brawley, CA 92227$1,175,653
8Spruce Farms *Brawley, CA 92227$1,129,132
9Lawrence Cox Ranches *Brawley, CA 92227$1,078,779
10Donald And Ronald Smith *Brawley, CA 92227$1,025,571
11J Emanuelli & Sons Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$983,479
12Layaye Farms Jv *Calipatria, CA 92233$952,671
13Donbee Farms *Brawley, CA 92227$940,405
14Steven G DahmBrawley, CA 92227$932,894
15J R Callens And Sons Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$932,464
16Carolyn F BensonBrawley, CA 92227$924,604
17Laura PfisterBrawley, CA 92227$922,523
18Robert B & Don F Shank Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$916,014
19Raymond Lee Oconnell & Son *Brawley, CA 92227$900,208
20Mar Vista Farms Inc *Brawley, CA 92227$879,643

* 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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