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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 716

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in 51st District of California (Rep. Juan Vargas) totaled $155,832,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Jack Seiler Farms *Blythe, CA 92225$5,338,498
2River Valley Ranches *Brawley, CA 92227$3,394,427
3Watte & Watte Farms Gp *Calipatria, CA 92233$2,748,675
4Currier & Sons Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$2,426,447
5Steven G DahmBrawley, CA 92227$2,224,970
6John Edward/theresa Ann Wiest *Brawley, CA 92227$1,922,897
7Spruce Farms *Brawley, CA 92227$1,883,435
8Layaye Farms Jv *Calipatria, CA 92233$1,861,044
9John Robert BensonBrawley, CA 92227$1,846,472
10Ralph & Linette Taylor RevocableBrawley, CA 92227$1,836,944
11Lawrence Cox Ranches *Brawley, CA 92227$1,712,377
12Frederick M YoungBrawley, CA 92227$1,621,454
13J Emanuelli & Sons Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$1,612,299
14Donald And Ronald Smith *Brawley, CA 92227$1,538,395
15Robert B & Don F Shank Gp *Brawley, CA 92227$1,496,340
16Jack Brothers Inc *Brawley, CA 92227$1,409,567
17Ruegger & Ruegger *Westmorland, CA 92281$1,361,016
18Jerry Lance ReevesBrawley, CA 92227$1,312,581
19Mark OsterkampBrawley, CA 92227$1,303,850
20Hannon Ranches Ltd *Brawley, CA 92227$1,279,881

* 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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