Total Dairy Program in the United States, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 24,220

Recipients of Total Dairy Program from farms in the United States totaled $284,130,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Dairy Program
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$39,136,885
2Highland Dairy *Clovis, NM 88101$3,904,861
3Bradford NymanHilmar, CA 95324$177,829
4Gordon Hay Co Inc *Chino, CA 91708$152,425
5Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$152,425
6Cabaniss Dairy LLC *Maxeys, GA 30671$136,051
7Blue Sky Farms LLC *Friona, TX 79035$127,021
8Alan VanderhorstDublin, TX 76446$121,335
9Joe Soares Dairy *Delhi, CA 95315$119,521
10H J & A Howrigan & Sons Inc *Fairfield, VT 05455$90,942
11Joe Da Silva - Joe Da Silva And AEscalon, CA 95320$84,237
12Dg Partners LLCAmargosa Valley, NV 89020$76,456
13Stotz Farms Inc Dba Stotz Dairy *Avondale, AZ 85392$76,213
14Frank Brand Dairy Dba Brandwest D *Energy, TX 76452$76,213
15Van Exel Dairy *Lodi, CA 95242$76,213
16Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo F *Tulare, CA 93274$76,213
17P H RanchWinton, CA 95388$76,213
18Vierra Dairy Farms *Hilmar, CA 95324$76,213
19Double Cross Dairy Inc *Hilmar, CA 95324$76,213
20Silverstreak Dairies LLC *Pierz, MN 56364$76,213

* 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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