Total Dairy Program in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 154,908

Recipients of Total Dairy Program from farms in the United States totaled $4,932,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Dairy Program
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$54,027,775
2Mcnutt Bros Dairy *Dublin, TX 76446$13,603,142
3Highland Dairy *Clovis, NM 88101$8,145,880
4Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$1,544,332
5Gallo Cattle Company Lp *Atwater, CA 95301$1,376,465
6Las Uvas Valley Dairy *Hatch, NM 87937$1,192,601
7Hein Hettinga Dairies *Ontario, CA 91762$1,123,391
8Alvin Souza Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$1,055,895
9Warren Hettinga Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$1,052,864
10Aardema Dairy%don Aardema *Wendell, ID 83355$1,016,133
11Foster Farms DairyHickman, CA 95323$954,250
12Lemstra Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$910,008
13Dores Dairy Ptn *Stevinson, CA 95374$818,546
14Bosman Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$764,794
15T & W Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$728,772
16Van Steyn Dairy *Galt, CA 95632$725,499
17Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo F *Tulare, CA 93274$724,631
18Cheyenne Dairy *Dexter, NM 88230$723,928
19Machado Dairy Farms *Manteca, CA 95337$723,643
20G J Silva Dairy Inc *Turlock, CA 95380$707,986

* 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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