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March 30, 2016

Volume 12, Number 13

Agriculture and Food PAC Contributions for 2016 Election Cycle


General Farm Organizations
PAC Sponsor

Total

Other Farmer Cooperatives, Processors and Organizations


Democrat

Republican

PAC Sponsor

Total

Democrat

Republican

Texas Farm Bureau

$94,768

$15,668

$79,100

American Pistachio Growers

$85,000

$10,500

$74,500

California Farm Bureau

$61,584

$13,000

$48,584

Blue Diamond Growers

$75,250

$23,050

$52,200

Alabama Farmers Federation

$59,500

$6,000

$53,500

Ocean Spray Cranberries

$40,500

$29,000

$11,500

California Westside Farmers Inc

$27,500

$0

$27,500

Florida Citrus Mutual

$36,500

$8,000

$28,500

North Carolina Farm Bureau

$26,900

$3,000

$23,900

Natl Potato Council

$33,000

$11,000

$22,000

Ohio Farm Bureau

$24,000

$3,500

$20,500

Western Growers Assn

$23,000

$10,000

$13,000

Illinois Agricultural Assn

$14,154

$1,250

$10,000

Sunkist Growers

$21,069

$7,819

$13,250

National Farmers Union

$9,250

$8,750

$500

California Grape & Tree Fruit League

$20,600

$7,000

$13,600

Florida Farm Bureau

$8,500

$500

$8,000

US Apple Assn

$14,000

$5,000

$9,000

Nebraska Farm Bureau

$7,500

$1,000

$6,500

California Citrus Mutual

$12,047

$2,500

$9,547

Michigan Farm Bureau

$6,000

$1,000

$5,000
Food and Agriculture-Related Trade Associations and Cooperatives
PAC Sponsor

Commodity Producers, Processors and Organizations

Total

Democrat

Republican

Total

Democrat

Republican

Farm Credit Council

$605,640

$154,770

$450,870

Natl Cotton Council

$270,650

$55,500

$215,150

American Veterinary Medical Assn

$175,560

$69,560

$106,000

American Soybean Assn

$121,000

$21,000

$100,000

Food Marketing Institute

$139,102

$38,025

$101,077

Natl Corn Growers Assn

$93,500

$24,000

$69,500

Crop Insurance Professionals Assn

$95,500

$12,000

$82,500

USA Rice Federation

$76,500

$9,500

$67,000

American Assn Crop Insurers

$95,000

$22,500

$72,500

Southern Cotton Growers

$57,050

$15,000

$40,050

Natl Council of Farmer Co-ops

$85,500

$34,000

$51,500

Illinois Corn Growers Assn

$57,000

$31,000

$26,000

CropLife America

$84,250

$9,500

$74,750

American Peanut Sheller's Assn

$54,000

$18,000

$36,000

Rain & Hail Insurance

$72,000

$18,500

$53,500

Natl Sorghum Producers

$53,500

$7,000

$46,500

CHS Inc

$70,500

$16,000

$54,500

California Rice Industry Assn Fund

$41,331

$22,699

$18,632

United Fresh Produce Assn

$69,500

$24,500

$45,000

Alabama Peanut Producers Assn

$35,500

$8,500

$27,000

Grocery Manufacturers Assn

$68,881

$20,381

$48,500

Natl Peanut Buying Points Assn

$33,500

$6,000

$27,500

National Grocers Assn

$64,500

$5,500

$59,000

Western Peanut Growers Assn

$19,500

$3,000

$16,500

Natl Grain & Feed Assn

$50,000

$6,500

$43,500

Farmers Rice Co-op

$18,500

$8,000

$10,500

Agricultural Retailers Assn

$44,500

$5,500

$38,000

Natl Assn of Wheat Growers

$16,000

$2,500

$13,500

American Frozen Food Institute

$40,500

$7,000

$33,500

PAC Sponsor

Riceland Foods

$14,000

$0

$14,000

The Fertilizer Institute

$29,000

$2,500

$26,500

Panhandle Peanut Growers

$14,000

$1,000

$13,000

American Bakers Assn

$25,000

$0

$25,000

North Carolina Cotton Producers Assn

$13,550

$1,000

$12,550

Farmer Mac

$23,500

$7,000

$16,500

US Rice Producers Assn

$12,500

$2,500

$10,000

Snack Food Assn

$17,000

$1,000

$16,000

Missouri Corn Growers Assn

$9,000

$0

$9,000

Natl Agricultural Aviation Assn

$16,500

$2,000

$14,500

Louisiana Rice PAC

$8,000

$0

$6,000

Crop Insurance & Reinsurance Bureau

$15,000

$3,000

$12,000

Texas Corn Producers Assn

$8,000

$3,500

$4,500

California Canning Peach Assn

$13,000

$5,000

$8,000

California Cotton Growers Assn

$6,700

$0

$6,700

Society of American Florists

$12,500

$4,000

$8,500

Producers Rice Mill Inc

$6,300

$0

$6,300

American Cotton Shippers Assn

$12,500

$1,500

$11,000

North Carolina Soybean Producers

$6,200

$1,000

$5,200

Independent Bakers Assn

$5,850

$0

$5,850

Calcot Ltd

$6,000

$500

$5,500

Total

Democrat

Republican

Deere & Co

$420,750

$85,000

$335,750

Agribusinesses
Livestock, Meat and Poultry Producers, Processors and Organizations
PAC Sponsor

PAC Sponsor

Total

Democrat

Republican

Natl Cattlemen's Beef Assn

$472,000

$49,000

$423,000

Monsanto

$239,000

$50,000

$189,000

Natl Turkey Federation

$151,500

$36,500

$112,500

Syngenta

$175,200

$55,000

$120,200

Natl Pork Producers Council

$147,500

$36,000

$111,500

Cargill

$83,750

$13,750

$70,000

Natl Chicken Council

$140,500

$9,500

$131,000

Bunge North America

$35,600

$4,100

$30,500

United Egg Assn

$91,000

$27,000

$64,000

Seaboard Corporation

$32,750

$6,250

$26,500

Tyson Foods

$86,983

$13,500

$73,483

Zoetis Inc

$29,000

$8,500

$20,500

Smithfield Foods

$50,000

$15,500

$34,500

Gavilon Agriculture Investment

$28,000

$3,500

$24,500

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers

$44,500

$3,500

$41,000

Scotts Miracle-Gro

$23,000

$2,500

$20,500

Livestock Marketing Assn

$43,000

$2,000

$38,500

Ag Processing Inc

$16,250

$6,250

$10,000

American Meat Institute

$35,125

$8,000

$27,125

JR Simplot Co

$15,000

$0

$15,000

Texas Cattle Feeders Assn

$15,550

$7,000

$8,550

CGB Enterprises

$14,900

$1,000

$12,900

JBS Swift & Co

$13,500

$4,000

$9,500

Dow AgroSciences

$13,800

$2,500

$11,300

American Sheep Industry Assn

$10,850

$0

$10,850

PotashCorp

$9,500

$1,500

$8,000

California Cattlemen's Assn

$8,000

$5,000

$3,000

Lykes Brothers

$7,500

$7,500

$0

California Poultry Federation

$5,500

$4,500

$1,000

Asplundh Tree Expert Co

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Case New Holland

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Dairy Cooperatives and Processors


PAC Sponsor

Total

Democrat

Republican

California Dairies

$179,500

$26,000

$153,500

PAC Sponsor

Land O'Lakes

$175,500

$55,000

$120,500

Dairy Farmers of America

$132,700

$34,000

Intl Dairy Foods Assn

$83,464

Dean Foods

Food Retailers, Distributors and Manufacturers


Total

Democrat

Republican

Publix Super Markets

$209,000

$44,000

$165,000

$98,700

General Mills

$134,500

$41,500

$93,000

$33,000

$50,464

Archer Daniels Midland

$111,267

$26,000

$85,267

$55,125

$20,000

$35,125

ConAgra Foods

$76,500

$8,500

$68,000

Natl Milk Producers Federation

$52,000

$26,500

$25,500

Campbell Soup

$44,500

$7,500

$37,000

Associated Milk Producers

$26,000

$14,500

$11,500

Safeway Inc

$44,000

$17,000

$27,000

Western United Dairymen

$14,900

$7,200

$7,700

Kraft Heinz Co

$43,500

$12,500

$31,000

Michigan Milk Producers Assn

$13,500

$5,000

$8,500

Mondelez International

$41,500

$15,500

$26,000

Agri-Mark Inc

$9,600

$5,500

$4,100

Kellogg Co

$40,000

$10,500

$29,500

United Dairymen of Arizona

$8,000

$3,000

$5,000

Wakefern Food Corp

$34,000

$16,000

$18,000

Sugar Cooperatives and Processors

Kroger Co

$22,250

$2,250

$20,000

HJ Heinz Co

$21,500

$14,000

$7,500

Total

Democrat

Republican

McLane Co

$16,000

$6,000

$10,000

$1,060,500

$476,000

$584,500

Alex Lee Inc

$15,000

$0

$15,000

Michigan Sugar

$278,750

$112,000

$161,750

Schwan Food

$14,500

$4,500

$10,000

Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op

$168,000

$63,500

$104,500

Hy-Vee Inc

$12,500

$0

$12,500

American Sugar Cane League

$146,000

$54,000

$86,000

Wawa Inc

$9,200

$4,200

$4,000

Southern Minn Beet Sugar Co-op

$143,000

$67,000

$76,000

WinCo Holdings

$6,700

$0

$6,700

Sugar Cane Growers Co-op of Florida

$96,000

$42,000

$53,000

Giant Eagle

$5,200

$1,000

$4,200

Western Sugar Co-op

$93,000

$33,000

$60,000

Snake River Sugar

$87,500

$24,500

$62,000

Florida Sugar Cane League

$86,000

$32,000

$52,000

American Sugarbeet Growers Assn

$50,000

$21,000

$29,000

Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers

$24,000

$8,000

$16,000

US Beet Sugar Assn

$20,500

$11,500

$9,000

US Sugar

$9,798

$4,500

$5,298

California Beet Growers Assn

$5,250

$2,750

$2,500

PAC Sponsor
American Crystal Sugar

Source: Federal Election Commission Data from the Center for Responsive
Politics (CRP) 3/07/2016
*This table only includes PAC contributions of $5,000 or more. PAC contributions
referenced in the accompanying story include all contributions within their respective
categories, regardless of size.
**The agriculture and food PACs listed here are excluding tobacco and forestry
PACs, which are included in CRP's agribusiness category. Neither this table, nor the
accompanying story include figures that reflect tobacco or forestry PAC
contributions.

Energy PAC Contributions for 2016 Election Cycle


Electric Utilities
PAC Sponsor

Oil and Gas Companies and Associations

Total

Democrat

Republican

$1,038,675

$245,000

$792,675

Total

Democrat

Republican

Koch Industries

$794,400

$7,500

$786,900

Duke Energy

$475,500

$116,000

$359,500

Exxon Mobil

$681,250

$57,500

$623,750

Exelon Corp

$348,000

$85,000

$263,000

Chevron Corp

$486,750

$44,500

$442,250

Dominion Resources

$313,450

$105,700

$207,750

Marathon Petroleum

$357,000

$15,000

$342,000

Pinnacle West Capital

$264,500

$70,500

$194,000

NextEra Energy

$315,850

$76,750

$235,100

PG&E Corp

$247,250

$158,500

$88,750

Valero Energy

$274,000

$10,000

$264,000

FirstEnergy Corp

$228,500

$41,000

$187,500

Devon Energy

$206,125

$0

$206,125

Edison Electric Institute

$226,500

$81,000

$145,500

BP

$194,500

$67,500

$127,000

DTE Energy

$223,000

$86,000

$137,000

Occidental Petroleum

$189,250

$4,000

$181,250

Nuclear Energy Institute

$207,000

$62,500

$144,500

$182,750

$11,000

$171,750

$202,500

$55,000

$147,500

Halliburton Co
Society of Independent Gasoline
Marketers

$173,500

$58,500

$115,000

Sempra Energy

$182,500

$77,000

$105,500

Petroleum Marketers Assn

$172,200

$19,500

$152,700

American Electric Power

$173,025

$20,500

$150,525

Tesoro Corp

$162,000

$37,500

$119,500

Southern Co

$172,825

$46,000

$126,825

Chesapeake Energy

$155,918

$16,000

$139,918

General Atomics

$172,500

$51,000

$121,500

Cheniere Energy

$141,400

$43,400

$96,000

NiSource Inc

$155,900

$33,000

$122,900

Independent Petroleum Assn of America

$137,000

$5,000

$129,500

PPL Corp

$143,000

$22,000

$121,000

American Gas Assn

$131,125

$49,500

$81,625

Energy Future Holdings Corp

$140,509

$28,200

$112,309

Williams Companies

$124,500

$14,000

$110,500

Edison International

$128,700

$80,200

$48,500

Phillips 66

$115,250

$11,500

$103,750

Xcel Energy

$115,800

$38,000

$77,800

Spectra Energy

$101,500

$22,000

$79,500

Natl Rural Electric Co-op Assn

Entergy Corp

PAC Sponsor

Calpine Corp

$107,700

$50,200

$55,000

ConocoPhillips

$99,400

$5,000

$91,900

Ameren Corp

$105,000

$25,000

$80,000

American Petroleum Institute

$98,250

$15,500

$82,750

CMS Energy

$103,700

$27,000

$76,700

AGL Resources

$84,250

$6,500

$77,750

BWX Technologies

$88,000

$12,000

$76,000

National Ocean Industries Assn

$80,200

$5,500

$74,700

AES Corp

$87,050

$51,700

$35,350

Columbia Pipeline Group

$77,500

$13,000

$63,500

Public Service Enterprise Group

$82,716

$44,330

$38,386

Marathon Oil

$76,500

$5,500

$71,000

ITC Holdings

$66,500

$12,000

$54,500

National Propane Gas Assn

$74,650

$12,000

$62,650

Georgia Power

$62,000

$12,000

$50,000

Nustar Energy

$72,700

$9,500

$63,200

American Public Power Assn

$60,000

$24,500

$35,500

Anadarko Petroleum

$72,000

$10,000

$62,000

Westinghouse Electric

$56,500

$12,000

$44,500

WPX Energy

$70,000

$2,500

$67,500

Iberdrola USA

$52,200

$31,200

$21,000

Energy Transfer Partners

$69,500

$3,500

$66,000

Alabama Power

$51,000

$10,000

$41,000

Pioneer Natural Resources USA

$56,109

$15,077

$41,032

Tenaska Inc

$50,500

$7,500

$43,000

$52,000

$9,500

$42,500

$50,000

$6,500

$43,500

National Assn of Truck Stop Operators


American Fuel & Petrochem
Manufacturers

$51,000

$0

$51,000

Covanta Energy Corp

$49,500

$25,500

$24,000

Continental Resources

$48,500

$13,000

$35,500

Eversource Energy

$49,500

$32,500

$17,000

Enterprise Products Partners

$46,600

$1,500

$45,100

Centrus Energy

$48,500

$9,500

$39,000

Murphy Oil

$44,500

$3,500

$38,500

AREVA Inc

$44,250

$11,750

$32,500

National Fuel Gas Corp

$42,850

$11,100

$31,750

Alliant Energy

$36,000

$7,500

$28,500

America's Natural Gas Alliance

$42,500

$10,500

$32,000

Southern Nuclear Operating Co

$35,625

$2,500

$33,125

Interstate Natural Gas Assn of America

$39,000

$11,500

$27,500

NV Energy

$34,500

$10,500

$24,000

Newfield Exploration Co

$39,000

$3,500

$35,500

National Grid USA

$33,500

$24,000

$9,500

HollyFrontier Corp

$36,500

$1,000

$35,500

NRG Energy

$33,400

$24,200

$9,200

Association of Oil Pipe Lines

$35,100

$4,500

$30,600

Berkshire Hathaway Energy

$30,700

$10,200

$20,500

Shell Oil

$35,000

$4,500

$30,500

PacifiCorp

$30,400

$13,500

$16,900

Bass Brothers Enterprises

$33,700

$0

$33,700

Puget Sound Energy

$29,628

$27,128

$2,500

Washington Gas Light Co

$28,200

$27,200

$1,000

ALLETE Inc

$25,000

$7,000

$18,000

Domestic Energy Producers Alliance

$27,700

$13,000

$14,700

TECO Energy

$23,500

$3,500

$20,000

EQT Corp

$25,500

$2,000

$23,500

Mississippi Power

$22,500

$2,500

$20,000

Piedmont Natural Gas

$23,500

$1,000

$22,500

PEPCO Holdings

$20,800

$16,000

$4,800

EVOC Regulatory Services

$23,400

$0

$23,400

Portland General Electric

$20,000

$15,750

$4,250

Atmos Energy

$22,500

$4,000

$18,500

Kansas City Power & Light

$20,000

$1,000

$19,000

Southwest Gas

$22,250

$1,500

$20,750

CenterPoint Energy

$19,500

$6,000

$13,500

Offshore Marine Service Assn

$21,000

$1,000

$19,500

Electric Power Supply Assn

$18,500

$6,000

$11,500

Markwest Energy Partners

$17,000

$0

$17,000

Idaho Power

$16,000

$2,500

$13,500

ONEOK Inc

$16,500

$1,000

$15,500

PNM Resources

$14,500

$11,000

$3,500

National Stripper Well Assn

$13,450

$4,700

$8,750

Avista Corp

$14,260

$4,000

$10,260

Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Assn

$13,400

$0

$13,400

Integrys Energy Group

$13,000

$6,500

$6,500

Apache Corp

$12,500

$0

$12,500

Indiana ACRE

$13,000

$1,000

$12,000

Western Energy Alliance

$11,000

$0

$11,000

We Energies

$12,000

$1,000

$11,000

Hornbeck Offshore Services

$11,000

$0

$6,000

Vectren Corp

$11,600

$2,500

$9,100

Southwestern Energy

$10,600

$1,000

$9,600

Mississippi ACRE

$10,000

$0

$10,000

Magellan Midstream Partners

$10,500

-$1,500

$12,000

$9,500

$0

$9,500

FMC Technologies

$10,400

$0

$10,400

Scana Corp

OGE Energy

MDU Resources Group

$7,500

$0

$7,500

QEP Resources

$10,000

$0

$10,000

Westar Energy

$6,000

$0

$6,000

Energen Corp

$10,000

$2,500

$6,500

Uns Energy Corp

$6,000

$1,000

$5,000

Concho Resources

$9,800

$1,000

$8,800

Talen Energy

$6,000

$1,000

$5,000

Northwest Natural Gas

$8,750

$8,750

$0

Oklahoma ACRE

$5,200

$0

$5,200

California Independent Petroleum Assn

$8,700

$5,000

$3,700

Consolidated Edison Inc

$5,000

$4,000

$1,000

Whiting Petroleum Corp

$8,500

$0

$8,500

Cabot Oil & Gas

$7,500

$0

$7,500

Targa Resources Corp

$6,000

$0

$3,500

$5,000

$0

$5,000

$5,000

$2,000

$3,000

PAC Sponsor

Renewable Energy Organizations


Democra
Total
t

Republican

Poet LLC

$160,500

$66,500

$94,000

Solarcity Corp

$100,460

$40,900

$57,060

Growth Energy

$98,000

$54,000

$44,000

American Wind Energy Assn

$88,500

$35,500

$52,000

Solar Energy Industries Assn

$43,000

$15,000

$28,000

GDF Suez Energy North America

$36,000

$14,000

$22,000

National Biodiesel Board

$17,200

$4,500

$12,700

SunEdison

$17,000

$10,000

$7,000

EDF Renewable Energy

$13,750

$8,250

$5,500

Sunrun Inc

$11,160

-$1,400

$12,560

Renewable Energy Group


Renewable Energy Systems
Americas

$10,500

$1,000

$9,500

$9,700

$5,700

$4,000

Absolute Energy

$8,000

$5,000

$3,000

Invenergy LLC

$7,500

$3,500

$4,000

Renewable Fuels Assn

$7,000

$4,500

$2,500

Caithness Energy

$7,000

$6,000

$1,000

EDP Renewables NA

$6,500

$4,000

$2,500

FuelCell Energy

$5,000

$4,000

$1,000

Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Assn


Hess Corp